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#12447850 - 09/30/17 01:15 PM Trolling motor battery ideas
gborg Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
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Loc: WEATHERFORD
Any nay sayers out there with regard to Optima deep cycle series. The batteries will be used to run an eighty lb thrust i-pilot. I have had enough with maintenance batteries !!

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#12447922 - 09/30/17 02:53 PM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
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I have went to the gel battery and have been really pleased I keep a charger on them when I'm not fishing

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#12447940 - 09/30/17 03:17 PM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
jbobo Offline
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Registered: 02/26/13
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Loc: springtown,tx.
I have had 2 optimas for about a year now. I keep an onboard charger plugged in when it's not going down the road. Working good so far.
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#12447979 - 09/30/17 04:01 PM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
doctorxring Offline
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Registered: 11/04/03
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Loc: The Republic of Texas

Not running your batteries past 50% depth of charge and keeping
them on a smart charger 24/7 when not on the water is the secret
to long life of any deep cycle battery.

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#12448344 - 09/30/17 09:57 PM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
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Went with the blue tops last year, so far so good. Just make sure your charger is no more that 10 amps per bank per the optima specs. My brother been using the same blue top cranking battery for 11 years now and still going strong, probably won't get that from trolling batteries though.


Edited by 44 Diesel (09/30/17 09:58 PM)

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#12448595 - 10/01/17 08:23 AM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
gborg Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
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Good intel, thx one and all !!

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#12448830 - 10/01/17 12:00 PM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
CDF Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Posts: 116
Loc: arlington
I have 3 optima blue tops all purchased in 2009 still working great. I do leave the 2 trolling motor batteries on an on board charger. I used to have to replace at least 1 of my 3 batteries every year. So I am very pleased with them.

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#12456768 - 10/07/17 02:42 PM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
zaspook Offline
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Registered: 12/04/03
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Loc: Azle, TX USA
I finally replaced my Optima batteries on my trolling motor after 8 or 9 years. I bought another set of Optimas. Academy had the best price that I found.
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#12457745 - 10/08/17 09:31 AM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
Happy Birthday Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
2 yellas on my 80 lb motorguide Xi5 and they do a good job. Never ran out of juice and I plug the onboard 2 bank charger in as soon as I get home. Unplug the next morning and wait till the next trip. I do not leave mine plugged in once fully charged. Blue tops for the motor and electronics. Batteries were bought in 2015 so I should be good for another 4 to 5 years. I also run all my power thru Perko switches and turn them to OFF so that nothing in the boat can draw any current.
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#12458999 - 10/09/17 09:36 AM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
pchapin Offline
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Registered: 03/29/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Houston
Been using Optima for many years. Never had one last less than six years. I use yellow top D34 for trolling motor mostly because of longer warranty than blues just in case i ever need warranty.

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#12479590 - 10/26/17 09:44 AM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
Dr. Drop Offline
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Registered: 11/19/14
Posts: 133
Loc: Lake Fork,TX.
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#12481614 - 10/27/17 07:26 PM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
bjankowski Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 338
Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
They are hard to beat.
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#12596325 - 01/26/18 09:21 AM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
LO419 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 138
Loc: Central Texas
I like the Cabelas AGM batteries there a little pricey but are going strong after 3 years. They usually put them on sale around March.
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#12602215 - 01/30/18 11:52 AM Re: Trolling motor battery ideas [Re: gborg]
1Cast 1Fish Offline
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Registered: 12/20/17
Posts: 70
I use Interstate & a buddy of mine has Optimas...both have been great batteries and neither of us have had any issues. My Interstates have about 4 years on them and his Optimas have around the same probably. I think proper battery maintenance is the key to long life.

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