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#12585762 - 01/19/18 10:35 AM Battery Issues or ?
Bassinfool Offline
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Registered: 06/25/02
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Loc: Texas
Have a 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 and it has a 3 bank minn kota on board charger for the three batteries. I keep the on board charger plugged in all time. Went to raise the big motor and nothing. Placed a charger onto the cranking battery and motor tilt/trim would work. I have replaced the two trolling motor batteries but not the cranking battery.

Could the cranking battery be shot and another one purchased? I use Everstart deep cycle batteries but not sure what size cranking amps I should buy.
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#12585791 - 01/19/18 10:45 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
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either that or your charger has a bad bank. I only plug my charger in the day before I plan on using the boat.

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#12585840 - 01/19/18 11:13 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
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#12586569 - 01/19/18 07:58 PM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
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Clean all your connections , check the charger to make sure it's working, & fully charge batteries. If problem persist then you've prolly got a bad battery. Plug it in as soon as you get in from a trip. Charge batteries up asap after use. Then you can unplug them AFTER bringing them back to FULL charge.
Do not let them sit in a discharged state. That'll kill a battery quick.
If I'm not going to use mine for an extended period I will plug charger up for a day or 2 every 2 weeks. Always top charge them before a trip & full charge them as soon as you get home.


Edited by Curtbass (01/19/18 08:02 PM)
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#12590129 - 01/22/18 10:31 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
Bassinfool Offline
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#12595019 - 01/25/18 10:17 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
Bassinfool Offline
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Can someone tell me what size Ever Start Deep Cycle Cranking Battery my 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 needs? The motor is a 2011 Yamaha VMax HPDI 200 hp.

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#12595033 - 01/25/18 10:27 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
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How old is the Cranking Battery? May not be holding a charge under load.

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#12595066 - 01/25/18 10:52 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
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Walmart battery a group 29 is the largest now
I use an Interstate group 31 for motor
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#12595261 - 01/25/18 12:45 PM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
Bassinfool Offline
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I have changed all batteries except the cranking, I thing it is easily 6-7 years old and not charging now.
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#12596328 - 01/26/18 09:25 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
6BOOMER Offline
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Bring battery to a shop and test under load. I don't think your battery is holding up at 6-7 yrs old.

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#12596685 - 01/26/18 01:57 PM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
Bassinfool Offline
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www.texasbasscouples.com
www.discounttire.com
www.fishpaa.com
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#12598555 - 01/28/18 05:41 AM Re: Battery Issues or ? [Re: Bassinfool]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
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If you battery drops too low, the on-bank charger won't charge it. It needs to be charged up to a full amount with a regular charger (if it's even possible). But 6-7 years is an old battery. It probably has a bad bank or two. Let us know what you found out
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