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Old 06-29-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Trolling motor batteries

What does everyone use in their skiffs for a good trolling motor battery? I use a 50lb optima blue top. It seems to lose a charge after maybe 30 minutes of use and it is a relatively new battery.

I am looking for something light thats lasts for a couple hours of use.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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Interstate marine deep cycle batteries.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:06 PM   #3
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Thanks I will give them a look.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:21 PM   #4
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All three of my batteries (2 deep cycle/trolling...1 cranking) come from walmart. The reason I chose to go with walmart was explained to me by a friend yearsago. What happens when your batteries don't work at 4 AM or while you are somewhere on a sunday afternoon and nothing is available till monday at 9 am? There is ALWAYS a walmart nearby, no matter where you are, AND they are almost all open 24 hrs. Walmart has NEVER hesitated to exchange my batteries if needed right then and without question.

A lil interesting info... There are actually only a few manufacturers of batteries and they then place the name brand labels on the batteries depending on what store they are shipping them to, i.e...walmart, sears, autozone......

Check out this link http://www.batteryfaq.org/and then click on Battery Manufacturers and Brand Names List. some VERY interesting reading.

Granted there are DEFINITLY some better ones out there, like the optima and the odessey, but that is whyI go with everstart
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:46 PM   #5
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go see charlie at Battery sales on Pace blvd, behind Exide. They are a Trojan dealer. I have been using a 27TMX on my 16 foot, and I can run my motor for about 6 hours strong. before you buy anything check them out, I have used alot of batteries in the past, Trojanhas been the best. Hope it helps.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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If that battery is fairly new it might be the charger that is the problem. Black and decker makes a "smart battery charger" that works great.
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