I have used the everstart batteries and would be right now but the boat came with another brand. How old and well maintained is the battery? You have to keep them charged and put them back on the charger immediately after use. How old is your trolling motor? If it is older then it probably isn't very efficient compared to newer ones but still you shouldn't have been dead in an hour.
Check your battery to see if it is going out and think about replacing with a larger series for more capacity.
It was just barely creepin along it was`nt totally dead but sorta on it`s last leg.I`ve had it for over 4 years but I keep it charged with a smart charger when I`m not using it.I know it`s the HDS unit that causing it to drain down so rapidly that`s why I`m asking for suggestions for a more powerful battery.