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#12633358 - 02/17/18 06:33 PM Dead Battery On The Water Solutions?
Wes H Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
So I drained my cranking battery out on the water today and had to take out a trolling battery and replace the cranking battery with it to get back home.

I tried to use my jumper cables to go across from trolling to cranking and jump it, but after 30min it still wouldn't turn over. With the battery directly wired in it was able to start though.

Does anyone here use any type of A/B battery switch? Or should I look into portable jump packs? They seem expensive!

Thanks for any tips
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#12633561 - 02/17/18 09:19 PM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
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My cranking battery and one of my trolling batteries are wired through a permo switch. I can turn the switch to 1 and it uses my cranking battery. Turning it to 2 will use the cranking battery and the one trolling battery for backup.
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#12633632 - 02/18/18 12:06 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
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https://www.amazon.com/Perko-8501DP-Marine-Battery-Selector/dp/B00144B6AE
This is what I use. Make sure cranked is still a good battery. Fully charge it then load test.
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#12633728 - 02/18/18 07:28 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
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I have one of the jump packs. Work great. I never had to use it on my boat but have used it on other peoples boat. Easy solution.
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#12633884 - 02/18/18 09:29 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: sandjohnny]
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Originally Posted By: sandjohnny
I have one of the jump packs. Work great. I never had to use it on my boat but have used it on other peoples boat. Easy solution.
Johnny


Plus 1 for jump pack. thumb

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#12634499 - 02/18/18 06:49 PM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
CraZyNOTRT Offline
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Registered: 01/04/13
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Loc: McKinney, Tx
Pull cord around the fly wheel works and will give you a nice workout.

On my boat the engine battery cables are long enough to move them over to my trolling batteries on the other side, just have to remove a couple of wing nuts and put on different battery.

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#12635111 - 02/19/18 08:29 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
G Rod Offline
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You had an open circuit in the battery and no amount of jumping will get accross a break.
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#12635218 - 02/19/18 09:36 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: G Rod]
Wes H Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Thank you for the replies everyone.

Originally Posted By: G Rod
You had an open circuit in the battery and no amount of jumping will get accross a break.


Could you explain this a bit more? What would be the correct way to do it with jumper cables?
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#12635292 - 02/19/18 10:12 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
forkduc Offline
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carry a Weego

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#12635380 - 02/19/18 10:58 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: G Rod]
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Originally Posted By: G Rod
You had an open circuit in the battery and no amount of jumping will get accross a break.

CLUELESS!

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#12640684 - 02/22/18 04:53 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
crapicat Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wes H
Thank you for the replies everyone.

Originally Posted By: G Rod
You had an open circuit in the battery and no amount of jumping will get accross a break.


Could you explain this a bit more? What would be the correct way to do it with jumper cables?


You would have to connect a jump pack directly to the starter cables. If it were me, I would have you local boat dealer wire a perko switch, as was mentioned above...think of it this way...if you had an approaching storm to beat to the ramp, the Perko switch Is the fast way to handle the problem you encountered and help get you back to the ramp safely. Hope this information helps and please disregard a few of commenters snarky remarks.

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#12641071 - 02/22/18 09:50 AM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
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I carry a small jump pack. Works every time.

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#12643339 - 02/23/18 12:46 PM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
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Weego or install PERKO switch.
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#12645662 - 02/24/18 08:25 PM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Wes H]
Charlesg35 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/16
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Loc: Oklahoma City, OK
I keep one of my trolling motor batteries paralleled to the cranking battery,connect either the positive or negative all the time. Wire tie the other cable close to the terminal but don't connect it. If you drain the cranking battery all you have to do is loosen one battery connection, connect the wire tied cable to the terminal and go. Takes a minute (or less) and your back to fishing. No need for jumper cables or a jump box.
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#12652257 - 02/28/18 05:53 PM Re: Dead Battery On The Water Solutions? [Re: Charlesg35]
stapler101 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: NE Texas
Originally Posted By: Charlesg35
I keep one of my trolling motor batteries paralleled to the cranking battery,connect either the positive or negative all the time. Wire tie the other cable close to the terminal but don't connect it. If you drain the cranking battery all you have to do is loosen one battery connection, connect the wire tied cable to the terminal and go. Takes a minute (or less) and your back to fishing. No need for jumper cables or a jump box.


I like your simple idea!
Do you have 2 trolling batteries in series or only 1 trolling battery?
If 2, do you hook the cranking battery positive to positive on the trolling battery or positive to negative?
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