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Old 04-09-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default What is everyones take on Trolling Motor Batteries?

I need to buy a new battery for my trolling motor and have looked on-line at all the different types now I.E. Gel, ANG, Optima etc. and was wondering what everyone thought of the battery that they are using. What do you like and what do you dislike. I need one for a MinnKota 54lb thrust 12 volt.

Thanks for your opinions.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Default RE: What is everyones take on Trolling Motor Batteries?

I have a 24v system and went the cheap route. I bought two Wal-Mart 12v. They are priced really well like $45 a peice, and they hold juice really well, and will push my 22' Century really well.(Motorguide Greatwhite 71lb).

The only downfall is every 11 months almost to the day, you have to buy two more. I don't know enough about electricity to understand why. So I just replace them once a year.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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I've bought cheap ones beforeand I have alsobought blue top Optimas. I can not really tell a difference in how long either one of them last. I thinkit really depends on how much you use them and what kind of charging system you use.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:25 PM   #4
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I get mine from Walmart. They last as long as any other.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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Default RE: What is everyones take on Trolling Motor Batteries?

I have a 24v trolling system and use the walmart batteries. I started using them years ago when a friend of mine on the B.A.S.S. circuit explained why he used em. "The other batteries may be good but if one messes up at 4 in the mornin', who's gonna replace it? There is ALWAYS a walmart open 24 hrs within driving distance of most ramps" :bowdown:bowdown

From what I understand, Most batteries are made by only a few major manufacturers anywaysand then labeled privately for the store buying/selling them http://www.batteryfaq.org/ :doh:doh
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #6
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Default RE: What is everyones take on Trolling Motor Batteries?

Havetwo gel deep cycles and have had them about 3 years and worth every dime. I do have a in-line battery charger . Don't know if that has anything to do with it .Still going strong though .
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #7
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I got a flyer yesterday from West Marine, they have a 665cca Seavolt regularly 89.99 for sale for 49.99. Suposed to be a "no splill" that can allow angles up to 45 degree (perfect while leaving the pass). Other than something like that, I'm with the others, 40 buck cheapie and I'm ready to roll, but I always have a dual battery rig, and I even carry a rechargeable 12 volt jump with me just in case. Good luck with whatever you decide..... T
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:06 PM   #8
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Agree withWalmart batteries but I use a battery tender that slow charges them and have not had a problem. I have a 12v 50lb Minnkota Endura trolling motor on a 14 ft Jon boat (not a lot of weight to move around).

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Old 04-09-2008, 09:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:26 AM   #10
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What about the guy at the corner of Palafox and Fairfield????
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