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Anyone running a trolling motor/gps anchor on a Cape Horn 22os? I'm in the research phase for now and probably won't upgrade for a while but curious to see what others are using.
 

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Thanks Joey!

I haven't forgotten about you, progress has been very slow with this boat. Right now I'm running a 600w garmin m-chirp that's not going to cut it out deep. Lot's of work/money ahead.
 

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I talked to the guy that runs All Jack'd Up charters out of Perdido Key and he's running a 36v Ipilot with the 87" shaft (can't remember the poundage but I'm sure it's the max theye offer)on his 24OS and said it works great. Said it pulls out of the water when the seas get sporty due to the bow height but other than that no problem.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I think the 24v will work for us but i will keep doing research.
 

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Don't know much about chargers but I read good things about Trollbridge and Stealth. I did some paint magic and this is what im thinking for my future project with a 24v/72" motor. 2 group 31's in my console is doable.
 

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I just installed a Minn Kota Ulterra 80 with 60" shaft 24V on a 2012 20' cape last weekend. Install was pretty straight forward. Tested the deploy/stow functions on it and the 60" was good for me. With a 22' having deeper haul I would suggest at least the 72" shaft. All I have left is to finish up some wiring and install the charging system and it will be ready to put in the water for a real test. Was going to post some pics on here after it was finished.
 

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Don't know much about chargers but I read good things about Trollbridge and Stealth. I did some paint magic and this is what im thinking for my future project with a 24v/72" motor. 2 group 31's in my console is doable.



Your not going to be happy with that....I just tore a setup out of a Sportsman 227...


Come see me if you want to see and I'll explain the whole system.


In your drawing....You have no dedicated House battery....Your also depending on [Maybe?] a 50amp alt to charge 2 batteries that can be pulled down hard.


Will it charge them....Yes....But how far /long will you need to run the outboard to do so.....I bet they will never get a Full charge.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I can connect to the starter battery instead of the common connection of the switch. In that case, the diagram will be exactly what the charger manufacturer recommends. My F300UCA outputs 50A. I plan to have the batteries topped off before each trip. Realistically, we don't get out but once a month so charging on shore will not be an issue. We typically drop/move drop move... If we stay on a spot for an extended time, i will likely just throw out the anchor instead of pound the batteries for hours. Do you recommend a particular charger over the Trollbridge shown in my drawing?

Maybe I can swing by next time I'm in Pcola. Thanks for the offer.
 

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Yup. Hopefully a custom bracket won’t be necessary if I can mount it close enough to the edge.

All I need is a pair of batteries and I’m set......and some free time to install.
 

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I’m very happy with my Rhodan so far. The control isn’t fancy but work perfectly. Remember to unplug your motor before charging the batteries. They claim it could screw up the motherboard in the motor controls.
 

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Will do. Using a 50A breaker/switch and will unplug/remove the motor after a trip.

thanks Joey!
 
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