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#10883853 - 05/30/15 03:22 PM Boat power and charge question
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
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So I will be fishing the Skeeter owners tournament in a couple weeks and be there Friday Saturday Sunday. I have never fished that many days in a row as I am new to having a boat and wanted to know will the power last or do I need to try to find somewhere to recharge each day? I will be sleeping in my truck as there are no more rooms available so I don't know how I would recharge it but just curious if it would last or not thanks for any help.

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#10883867 - 05/30/15 03:30 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
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Find some where to recharge. Or it could cost you $$$$ in the end
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#10883886 - 05/30/15 03:35 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
TXBeerHunter Offline
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I think you have to charge the trolling motor batteries at least. 8 hours on the trolling motor is going to run them down, you don't have a choice. Not sure what to tell you though. Do you have a portable generator? Maybe you could do that. Otherwise maybe you can find some kind soul to allow you to charge off their outlet, maybe have to pay to do so. Make your reservations this year for next year if you can find a place.
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#10883900 - 05/30/15 03:40 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: TXBeerHunter]
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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Yeah I thought about buying a small generator just for that but wasn't sure since I was so new to this if it would last or not. Plus, didn't want to make that investment if I didn't have to but I may just have to bite the bullet and get one. Thanks for the heads up

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#10884058 - 05/30/15 05:00 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
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Get a camping spot for the 2nd & 3rd day

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#10884108 - 05/30/15 05:36 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: bradnitro175]
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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Where would one camp out there? Thanks

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#10884146 - 05/30/15 05:58 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
senko9S Offline
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when I worked that event we always stayed at the best western in sulphur springs to keep the boats charged. more driving but still doable.
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#10884147 - 05/30/15 05:59 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
Tundra/Tyler Offline
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Charge,charge,charge or get ready to tie up to a tree for two days. Oops there are not trees left...they're all underwater. I'd charge every night.
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#10884157 - 05/30/15 06:07 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Tundra/Tyler]
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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I went and got a small portable generator to be safe. Thanks for the help.

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#10884486 - 05/30/15 08:33 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
SkeeterMarine Offline
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Where are you camping/sleeping in your truck?

We will have our RV at LFM, if you can find a place to park the truck/boat close enough to the RV you can charge there.
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#10884555 - 05/30/15 09:00 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
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Loc: Dallas,tx
I know lake fork marina has campsites might be closed for that tourney tho call them and ask might work something out for you.

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#10884581 - 05/30/15 09:08 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: SkeeterMarine]
senko9S Offline
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterMarine
Where are you camping/sleeping in your truck?

We will have our RV at LFM, if you can find a place to park the truck/boat close enough to the RV you can charge there.


pretty cool offer cheers
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#10884756 - 05/30/15 10:42 PM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
kking Online   content
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Registered: 06/10/08
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I am not certain but I think a lot of walmarts have outlets at the base of their parking lot lights you can plug into. Just a thought

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#10884999 - 05/31/15 07:50 AM Re: Boat power and charge question [Re: SkeeterMarine]
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
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Skeeter Marine that is a VERY generous offer and thank you for it. The only tournament i have fished was at LFM a few months ago and I was lucky enough to get a parking spot right by the ramp and just left my boat in the water overnight as i was right by it. If i can get lucky enough for that again I will just use the generator i bought but if for some reason that doesnt happen i would love to take you up on that offer. Thank you for the kind offer.

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