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#10621009 - 02/15/15 07:32 PM Trolling Motor Battery??
LO419 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Central Texas
Just curious on y'all's opinions of trolling motor batteries. Currently running Interstate SRM-27's (36 volt system) How do the Optima blue tops compare as far as lasting all day in the wind. From what I've read they don't have the reserve capacity of the wet cell batteries, but I don't know anyone who has had them. If you've used both which do you prefer?
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#10621072 - 02/15/15 07:57 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
Defiant Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 23
If you have a Batteries Plus or a sams club nearby take a look at the Duracell group 31 Batteries there rebranded Deka's or find a Deka dealer . there AGM or wet cell batteries are great used them for year's with no problem's

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#10621092 - 02/15/15 08:03 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2466
Optima's blue top only has RC 155 minutes.

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#10621144 - 02/15/15 08:30 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
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I have the blue top optimas. Even though they show fewer reserve minutes than flooded cells that I have owned in the past they have plenty of power at the end of the day even if it is windy. I'm thinking there must be a difference in how they are rated.

My optimas are near the end of their 4th year.

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#10621206 - 02/15/15 08:48 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
LO419 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Central Texas
Hadn't thought about batteries plus thanks for the idea. I was wondering if they were rated the same way as far as the optimas and wet cell. The extra money would be worth it if they can take a day of wind which usually blows around central texas and lasting 4 yrs would be nice. Fished a tourney on Whitney last weekend w/25-30 winds and interstates were done at 11am.
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#10621247 - 02/15/15 09:07 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
Defiant Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 23
Id go at least group 29 or 31 if they will fit longer run times the 31 should be same size as a 29

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#10621252 - 02/15/15 09:10 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
HaulinBass02 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 464
Loc: Springtown, TX
Are the Exide Spiral core batteries from Academy any good? They always seem to be sold out but have mixed reviews on them. I need two right now and am trying to find a good low maintenance battery so I don't have to worry about them too much.
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#10621281 - 02/15/15 09:18 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: HaulinBass02]
Defiant Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 23
I have never used exides always heard negative things about them so didn't want to chance it . Deka's have been great for me never a problem .Have had good and bad with Interstate but there new Pro ECL series seems like it would be decent . The newer Walmart Everstart Batteries I will never buy wouldn't keep a charge in a friend's boat had them replaced twice and finally got a refund and he bought a Duracell .

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#10621286 - 02/15/15 09:21 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
Defiant Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 23
AGMS in order from highest cost per minute of RC to lowest:

Battery Price Reserve Capacity(RC) Weight Minutes/Pound Cost per Minute of Capacity

Diehard PM-1 (note 1) $295 205 minutes 75lbs 2.73min/lb $1.44 per minute of RC

Optima D31M $220 155 minutes 59.8lbs 2.6min/lb $1.42 per minute of RC

Trojan 31 AGM $239 177 minutes 69lbs 2.6min/lb $1.35 per minute of RC

Cabela's AGM 30 (note 2) $240 190minutes 62.8lbs 3.02min/lb $1.26 per minute of RC

Duracell 31 AGM (note 3) $180 200 minutes 69lbs 2.9min/lb $0.90 per minute of RC


Conventional Batteries in order from highest cost per minute of RC to lowest:

Battery Price Reserve Capacity(RC) Weight Minutes/Pound Cost per Minute of Capacity

Trojan SCS22 5 $230 225 minutes 66lbs 3.4min/lb $1.02 per minute of RC

Exide Nautilus NG-31 (note 4) $148 205 minutes 62lbs 3.31min/lb $0.72 per minute of RC

Duracell 31 (note 5) $95 185 minutes 59lbs 3.14min/lb $0.51 per minute of RC

Everstart Maxx 29 (note 6) $100 205 minutes 61.7lbs 3.32min/lb $0.49 per minute of RC




Notes:

1. Also sold as the Odyssey 31M-PC2150
2. Also sold as the Universal Power Technologies UB12110
3. Also sold as the Deka Intimidator 8A31DTM
4. Also sold as the Delco Voyager Pro 31
5. Also sold as the Deka Marine Master DC31DT
6. Also sold as the Interstate SRM-29, Duralast 29DP-DL, Diehard 29HM and ACDelco Voyager M29MF


Edited by Defiant (02/15/15 09:45 PM)

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#10621314 - 02/15/15 09:32 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
LO419 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Central Texas
Good info, thanks. I'd like to go with 31's but that would add about 25lbs compared to the 27's. Don't really want to add any more weight to the Ranger Z21, but after the first run of the morning guess it really doesn't matter.
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#10621320 - 02/15/15 09:35 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
Defiant Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 23
All Bass Pro , Duracell, Deka are made by East Penn which is Deka your just paying for the label

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#10626584 - 02/17/15 07:47 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: Defiant]
Bittercreek Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 3283
Loc: San Angelo Tx
Originally Posted By: Defiant
AGMS in order from highest cost per minute of RC to lowest:

Battery Price Reserve Capacity(RC) Weight Minutes/Pound Cost per Minute of Capacity

Diehard PM-1 (note 1) $295 205 minutes 75lbs 2.73min/lb $1.44 per minute of RC

Optima D31M $220 155 minutes 59.8lbs 2.6min/lb $1.42 per minute of RC

Trojan 31 AGM $239 177 minutes 69lbs 2.6min/lb $1.35 per minute of RC

Cabela's AGM 30 (note 2) $240 190minutes 62.8lbs 3.02min/lb $1.26 per minute of RC

Duracell 31 AGM (note 3) $180 200 minutes 69lbs 2.9min/lb $0.90 per minute of RC


Conventional Batteries in order from highest cost per minute of RC to lowest:

Battery Price Reserve Capacity(RC) Weight Minutes/Pound Cost per Minute of Capacity

Trojan SCS22 5 $230 225 minutes 66lbs 3.4min/lb $1.02 per minute of RC

Exide Nautilus NG-31 (note 4) $148 205 minutes 62lbs 3.31min/lb $0.72 per minute of RC

Duracell 31 (note 5) $95 185 minutes 59lbs 3.14min/lb $0.51 per minute of RC

Everstart Maxx 29 (note 6) $100 205 minutes 61.7lbs 3.32min/lb $0.49 per minute of RC




Notes:

1. Also sold as the Odyssey 31M-PC2150
2. Also sold as the Universal Power Technologies UB12110
3. Also sold as the Deka Intimidator 8A31DTM
4. Also sold as the Delco Voyager Pro 31
5. Also sold as the Deka Marine Master DC31DT
6. Also sold as the Interstate SRM-29, Duralast 29DP-DL, Diehard 29HM and ACDelco Voyager M29MF


Everstart Maxx29. is the same Deepcycle as. Interstate SRM-29?

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#10626848 - 02/17/15 09:21 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: Bittercreek]
Defiant Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 23
Bittercreek Im not 100% sure the Everstart is a Interstate SRM29 that's what the word is about them but if they are it's a cheapened version of it even though both are JCI . I haven't ran them or Interstates in years since I switched to Deka so maybe they once were and changed .


Edited by Defiant (02/17/15 09:22 PM)

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#10627261 - 02/18/15 07:26 AM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
LO419 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Central Texas
I have good and bad about the Everstarts. I'm thinking they may both be made by JCI, but something has to be different for them to be $50-70 cheaper.
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#10628615 - 02/18/15 03:40 PM Re: Trolling Motor Battery?? [Re: LO419]
Defiant Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 23
They are both made by JCI . If i had to guess the plate's are thinner on the everstarts vs the Interstate to make them cost effective for Walmart

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