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#12362994 - 07/28/17 04:49 PM Deep-Cycle Battery Question
uncle_bagster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2515
I have an 8-foot pond boat I'm fixing to put back into action. Do they make such a thing as a good, light-weight trolling motor battery?
My last battery weighed 80 pounds, and that's more that I like to lift.

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#12363014 - 07/28/17 05:02 PM Re: Deep-Cycle Battery Question [Re: uncle_bagster]
tmd11111 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 184
Loc: San Angelo
Group 24's generally weigh about 50#'s. On a puddle jumper it should last all day. If only using for a few hours at a time then you might be able to get by with a U1 sized battery. 25#'s or so but only rated for 3-35 AH.

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#12363023 - 07/28/17 05:10 PM Re: Deep-Cycle Battery Question [Re: uncle_bagster]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I would be hesitant to believe that a U1 battery would have enough capacity. Additionally, even if it managed to work, the battery would probably be drained to a low charge level, which would shorten service life considerably.

I like the idea of AGM (sealed) technology for use in applications where the battery will be moved often. I have not compared the weight of a conventional and AGM 24 series batteries.

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#12363038 - 07/28/17 05:25 PM Re: Deep-Cycle Battery Question [Re: Flippin-Out]
tmd11111 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
I would be hesitant to believe that a U1 battery would have enough capacity. Additionally, even if it managed to work, the battery would probably be drained to a low charge level, which would shorten service life considerably.

I like the idea of AGM (sealed) technology for use in applications where the battery will be moved often. I have not compared the weight of a conventional and AGM 24 series batteries.


Conventional and AGM's weight about the same. I only threw out the U1 as a possibility of just using in ponds for short periods of time.

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#12364714 - 07/30/17 11:08 AM Re: Deep-Cycle Battery Question [Re: uncle_bagster]
doctorxring Offline
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Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 712
Loc: The Republic of Texas
I have an 8 foot Bass Baby and struggled with the same issue. I could get'r done but it was no fun
carrying that beast class 31 battery from the pick up and putting it in the Bass Baby, even using a small
dolly to get it there. On one trip I wrenched my back a bit wrestling with the battery so I decided to
do something about it.

What I did has made all the difference in setting up my boat on the water. I bought some
35 amp hour Might Max AGM batteries. They weigh 23 pounds each. I run them in parallel
with clip cables I made. If I'm not going to be covering a lot of water I just take two. If I am
I will take all three batteries. I can still cover quite a bit of water with just two. When I say
a lot of water I'm talking about running all over a 50 acre lake from one end to the other, etc.
Basically, running 2 of these in parallel is like running one class 24 battery in respect to
amp hour capacity. Running 3 of them is like running one class 31.

I have an inexpensive "smart charger" battery tender for each battery and leave it on 24/7
when not using them.

Amazon sells these batteries for $64 each shipped. Or you can buy them from Mighty Max for the
same price.









Edited by doctorxring (07/30/17 11:26 AM)
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