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Trolling motor question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by cueguy, May 16, 2012.

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  1. cueguy

    cueguy Member

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    My local army area has fishing lakes and provides the boat, oars, preserver, fire extinguisher, anchor and trolling motor, but no battery. What type of battery, how to charge between uses. I have a trickle charger. Nubs Wagner
     
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    Deep Cycle Marine battery. Charge after every use.
     
  3. ntgr8

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    deep cycle 12 volt battery, 10amp charger. Batt should be about $75 charger about $50. Trickle charger will take forever plus a few days to charge your battery. new chargers are all automatic, connect and charger will go to a maintain mode when battery is fully charged.
     
  4. slowdp

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    keep the battery on trickle or maintenance the entire time it is not used. Lead Acid batteries like to be kept topped off. Let them drain and they come back a little less each time. The deep cycle is better but you still do not want to have it set around discharged.
     
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    You ask a perfectly reasonable Troll question, and all the hairy little buggers go and hide under the bridge....what is this world coming to?
     
  6. cueguy

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    Got me. It was a real question. My cousin said to get a car batt. Now I have to find where to buy a deep cycle marine batt. Nubs.
     
  7. charleyj10

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    Start with Sears for that kind of battery, and they have good chargers also.

    Charlie
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ask Skeety. He's a trolling expert.
     
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