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#3264931 - 06/09/13 09:37 PM Trolling motor battery?
buckhunter66
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I've got a 12 volt foot controlled motor guide 46 lb trolling motor, it looks like I need to replace the battery with a new one, I'm a weekend fisherman who stays on the lake for 10-12 hours at a time, what's the longest lasting deep cycle marine battery on the market?
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#3264935 - 06/09/13 09:40 PM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: buckhunter66]
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of course it depends on usage. I can drain a battery in about 3 hours while bowfishing but have crappie fished for 2 days before recharging. the walmart batteries have always worked fine for me.
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#3265016 - 06/10/13 06:12 AM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: stik]
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I got a good price on a "duracell" from Sams. About 2/3 the price of a wallmart battery. Good warranty.

You may want to consider 2 batteries wired together.

A quality onboard smart charger will pay for itself in less than a year in frustration. Minn kota got the best reviews a few years back when I bought mine. Costs a bit more than the cheapie brands but has held up great and my batteries are ALWAYS at 100%.

They last well past the end of the warranty too.
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#3265110 - 06/10/13 09:08 AM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: fishboy1]
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Deka batteries
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#3265812 - 06/11/13 07:05 AM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: Woodson223]
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the largest marine battery at autozone is great. better warranty than most all other brands and perform well. a dualpro charger is hard to beat. plug it in and leave it anytime you can. it charges and then maintains the battery, not the cheapest but a great charger.
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#3265907 - 06/11/13 10:04 AM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: Woodson223]
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 Originally Posted By: Woodson223
Deka batteries


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#3266221 - 06/11/13 06:24 PM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Deka Marine Master and quality on board charger. I'm using a Minn Kota 2 bank 20 amp fully automatic. Leave it plugged in 7x24 when I'm not fishing.
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#3266234 - 06/11/13 07:03 PM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: Buccaneer]
Woodson223
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I have never run a deka battery down and we fish around 10 to 12 TX a year on ky.lake.I have had them in my boat for 5 years now with no problems.The tx last from 6 till 3.JMO
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#3266336 - 06/11/13 09:24 PM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: Woodson223]
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Deka are great. If you get to West Tn much go to Dresden and Mathis battery. Their Bass Buster battery is awesome and the customer service is second to none.
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#3266822 - 06/12/13 03:00 PM Re: Trolling motor battery? [Re: chunkandwind]
buckhunter66
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That's guys for the advice, looks like Deka it is
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