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#11631752 - 05/28/16 07:37 AM Battery size advice?
STING'UM Offline

Registered: 12/16/09
Posts: 103
Loc: Waco, Texas
I have a 24 volt 80lb thrust Minn Kota. The battery size that are in it now are 27. Would it benefit the overall troll motor performance if I went with a size 29?

#11631772 - 05/28/16 08:09 AM Re: Battery size advice? [Re: STING'UM]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2721
Loc: Austin, Tx
Compare the capacity of the two sizes and you'll answer your own question.
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#11631779 - 05/28/16 08:18 AM Re: Battery size advice? [Re: STING'UM]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Euless
I have Optima Yellow D34 tops on my 24v motorguide. They never seem to run down.
I believe these are dual purpose deep cycle but they were already in the boat when I bought it.
My starting batteries are blue top D31
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#11631838 - 05/28/16 09:13 AM Re: Battery size advice? [Re: STING'UM]
lenahorse Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 4008
Loc: Cash, Texas
Group 31 and never had a problem
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#11632210 - 05/28/16 02:01 PM Re: Battery size advice? [Re: STING'UM]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1343
Loc: DFW
I've got two 27's on my 80lb, 24 volt TM. No problem as long as I keep the electrolyte level up, and the standby charger on!

Edited by DFW-fisherman (05/28/16 02:13 PM)

#11637174 - 05/31/16 10:22 AM Re: Battery size advice? [Re: STING'UM]
Baylor1970 Offline

Registered: 12/08/15
Posts: 33
I assume you have a Maxxum 80 and the two 27s should work fine if you keep then charged.

#11655181 - 06/08/16 04:05 PM Re: Battery size advice? [Re: STING'UM]
jjranch Offline

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Stephenville
27's on mine and had zero issues


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