Green Eggs And Ham
So here is some first hand information. I have one on my Cape Horn 31XS. 36v, 120#, 84" shaft. I went with the lithium battery setup because I didn't want the weight and loss of space from the 3 Lead batteries. I charter off my boat and used in extensively during snapper season and it was a game changer. I don't use a deck hand so being able to drop the trolling motor and lock on the spot really freed me up to help the clients, bait hooks, take fish off, etc. without having to constantly stay on the throttles to keep the boat on the spot. Made my chartering much easier and more enjoyable. I have had zero issues with mine. Josh at Emerald Coast Bait and Tackle in Fort Walton Beach is working on becoming an authorized service center for the motors.
After installing mine a good friend put one on his boat. He had an issue after about a week and they sent him a new part to install. He used it a few more times and had another issue and he had to send it in. I had seen others recommend that you keep the box and had instructed him to do so as well so he had the box. They paid the shipping back to them, got it fixed and sent it back within a week. His motor dropped a magnet. No cost to him whatsoever.
Mine holds on the spot great and you can make adjustments after locking on. I have mine set up so that once my port motor battery charges to a certain level it opens a switch and powers the lithium battery charger. I have used the trolling motor a lot and have never had to charge the battery. It stays charged from the outboard. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
So you use 1 36v battery? If so how long does it last?