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#10802923 - 04/28/15 08:04 AM Cranking battery question
one-3lb-er Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 1277
Loc: Texarkana, TX
I have a dedicated cranking battery, nothing but cranking. My question is: will the engine charging system (90 Yamaha 4 stroke) keep the battery charged or do I need to charge between uses?
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#10803412 - 04/28/15 10:38 AM Re: Cranking battery question [Re: one-3lb-er]
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Loc: Cash, Texas
How often do you use it? I charge mine before every trip just to be sure, never had a problem, I use a Group 31 1050 amp with 220 reserve Interstate commercial battery.
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#10804529 - 04/28/15 04:52 PM Re: Cranking battery question [Re: one-3lb-er]
one-3lb-er Offline
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minimum of one time a week. I have 2-Optima 31 blue top for trolling(24 V), a group 24 stowaway marine/starting for acc., and a group 24 marine/starting for cranking only.
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"One-3Lb-er"
PB= 3Lb 4 OZ
Texarkana, TX
Fish in Texas=Wright Patman, Lake of Pines, Caddo Arkansas=Millwood, Greeson, Dierks, White Oak and Oklahoma=Pine Creek, Hugo.

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#10804967 - 04/28/15 07:52 PM Re: Cranking battery question [Re: one-3lb-er]
Lou r Pitcher Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
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If you fish miles off shore on the Great Lakes, it will surely always be fully charged.

If you fish Lake Raven, a small idle only lake, it will surely not keep charged.

Since you are somewhere in-between it depends on how long the alternator runs to replenish the charge lost cranking the motor. Watch the voltage after each day....above ~12.6V you're staying reasonably charged, below 12.3V, losing battery life and risking becoming stranded unable to crank motor without a jump.
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#10807066 - 04/29/15 03:41 PM Re: Cranking battery question [Re: one-3lb-er]
one-3lb-er Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
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Loc: Texarkana, TX
thanks all
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PB= 3Lb 4 OZ
Texarkana, TX
Fish in Texas=Wright Patman, Lake of Pines, Caddo Arkansas=Millwood, Greeson, Dierks, White Oak and Oklahoma=Pine Creek, Hugo.

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