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Battery For Electric Trolling Motor
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posted 12-04-2006 02:42 PM ET (US)
[What type of storage battery is best suited] to run a trolling motor? A deep-cycle trolling or a deep-cycle starting battery? What is the difference [between deep-cylce and engine-cranking or engine-starting battteries]?
[I] am so pumped up. I have always wanted a [Boston Whaler boat] and finally bought a 15-footer. Mike in Summerfield, Florida
posted 12-04-2006 03:48 PM ET (US)
You want a deep cycle battery for a trolling motor.
Deep Cycle batteries can run down (deep cycled) more times
Starting batteries can put out more amps peak because they
posted 12-04-2006 04:01 PM ET (US)
Typically a deep-cycle battery will be used to operate an electric trolling motor. Engine cranking batteries do not tolerate deep discharge, and often their lifespan will be shortened if they are subjected to a deep discharge.
posted 12-04-2006 04:39 PM ET (US)
Don't overlook the dual purpose, Deep Cycle/Starting, batteries, Mike.
I have used Wal Mart's Everstart Marine Maxx gp 27 (the BIG yellow one) for both purposes for years. Never had one fail or fail to take and hold a full charge.
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posted 12-04-2006 08:36 PM ET (US)
There are entire websites dedicated just to batteries. You can explore this topic at great length. There are many types and sizes of batteries used in recreational boats. There does not seem to be one clear choice or preference.
posted 12-06-2006 06:27 PM ET (US)
Take a look at Cabelas dual purpose AGM cells. They also have excellent chargers.
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