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#10959065 - 07/06/15 08:57 AM need to replace a trolling battery...
aggiegolfer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 4537
Loc: Willis, TX
I have a 12 volt 45 lb thrust TM on my Tracker Pro Crappie, and I need to replace the trolling battery.

Are the newer battery options (gel, etc.) worth it over traditional water cell lead/acid batteries?

#10959076 - 07/06/15 09:04 AM Re: need to replace a trolling battery... [Re: aggiegolfer]
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 3019
Yes there is a better option at least for me. I got tired of having to refill lead acid batteries and having some messes so I bought AGMs 4 years ago and haven't looked back. I usually bought new lead acids every 4 years or less. I'm hoping these AGMs will go for at least 6 years.

#10961136 - 07/07/15 08:38 AM Re: need to replace a trolling battery... [Re: aggiegolfer]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 523
Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
For the 12V 45# trolling motor, a 27 series battery is fine, if you fish for long hours, go to a group 29 or 31 (same battery except for post configuration). I lead acid is less expensive in the long run.
texarkana, Ark/Tx


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