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Old 02-17-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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I am in the process of installing a trolling motor to my kayak. Has anyone done this before? and I need suggestions on what kind of battery to use. Any input would be appreciated!

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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I have a few Ideas on mounting it if you want any one that subject. I dont really know what batteries to get so your guess is as good as mine. Also a picture of the kayak and where you want to mount the motor would be helpful
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Remember you "have" to register any motorized vessel.
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I have an older saltwater series 65# that would make a yak scream...
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I installed 2 batteries on mine.
They are called 35AH AGM and can be placed on pretty much any position since they are sealled batteries.
Mines are placed inside the kayak (it's a Ascend FS128T sit on top).
According to a post I saw on one of the battery makers web site, when used with a 30 lbs trolling motor (that's what I use), the battery lasts:
4 hours on 1st or 2nd speeds
3 hours on 3rd speed
1.5 hour hours on 5th speed

I also installed a battery selector switch so I can use just one of them and have the other one full charged and available to bring me back...

Hope this helps... Good luck
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I am open for suggestions to any ideas on installation. Thanks for letting me know about the batteries. I will do more research on them as i get close to battery instal. I am stil in the process of figuring out how to make a stern bracket for installation. I want it mount on the rear, then i have to figure out controls! Thanks for the heads up on registration.
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A kill switch is also very important!!!
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What kind of yak do you have?
We mounted a cheap trolling motor to the rear of our OKs on the rudder bracket after modifying the shaft length and trolling motor mounts. We also incorporated the kayak rudder control to control the trolling motor. There are also companies that make trolling motor adapters for mounting on kayaks... i.e. Stand-N-Fish
http://standnfish.com/snf_home/index.html



...and Kayak Fishing Supply http://www.kayakfishingsupplies.com/...olutionsMobile

I hope this is helpful.

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I installed 2 batteries on mine.
They are called 35AH AGM and can be placed on pretty much any position since they are sealled batteries.
Mines are placed inside the kayak (it's a Ascend FS128T sit on top).
According to a post I saw on one of the battery makers web site, when used with a 30 lbs trolling motor (that's what I use), the battery lasts:
4 hours on 1st or 2nd speeds
3 hours on 3rd speed
1.5 hour hours on 5th speed

I also installed a battery selector switch so I can use just one of them and have the other one full charged and available to bring me back...

Hope this helps... Good luck
What brand batteries are they? I have a 38lb motor I've been meaning to mount to my pro angler. Those numbers sound impressive if they can be sored inside the kayak and chained together for more usage time.
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Which kayak do you have?
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