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Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor #13804934 12/14/20 12:26 AM
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I own a '96 Procraft with a 24V trolling motor w/ stock wiring. I now have room for a third battery and would like to upgrade to a 36V.

Will the current stock wiring support a 36V trolling motor?


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Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: Crappie Sinatra] #13804945 12/14/20 12:35 AM
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Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: Crappie Sinatra] #13804949 12/14/20 12:37 AM
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all i had to do was change my plug from 24v to 36v and add a battery. My boat was a 99 cobra.

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Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: Crappie Sinatra] #13804963 12/14/20 12:48 AM
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Depends on the awg and length of the current wire. And how much amperage the new trolling motor will pull.

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Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: Crappie Sinatra] #13804968 12/14/20 12:50 AM
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Just google 36v set up for a trolling motor it's really simple and easy to modify

Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: Diaudioman] #13804970 12/14/20 12:51 AM
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Looking to go with a 112lb thrust Minn Kota. The boat is 18.5'


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If the oem wire is 6awg or bigger the oem wire will be fine. You will just need to add the new battery in series, and make sure you have the appropriate sized circuit breaker and plug. If the oem wire is 8awg or smaller you should definitely replace it with at least 6awg.

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Yes. Amperage will go down slightly as the voltage goes up. Ohms law.


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Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13805011 12/14/20 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Yes. Amperage will go down slightly as the voltage goes up. Ohms law.


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Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: Crappie Sinatra] #13805069 12/14/20 02:09 AM
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Was it a 12/24 setup with 4 wires going forward previously? If so just just combine two of them for pos and two for neg for your 36v

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What he said.

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Originally Posted by tx_basser
Was it a 12/24 setup with 4 wires going forward previously? If so just just combine two of them for pos and two for neg for your 36v

There ya go. I did the same when I went to straight 24 instead of 12/24.


Re: Going from 24V to 36V trolling motor [Re: Crappie Sinatra] #13806135 12/14/20 11:39 PM
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It is a 12/24 set-up with 4 wires. I'll be sure to add another 50 amp short stop breaker for the 3rd battery.

Thank y'all for the valuable information, tight lines!


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Originally Posted by Crappie Sinatra
Looking to go with a 112lb thrust Minn Kota. The boat is 18.5'


Why do you think you need that much thrust on an 18.5ft boat?

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I've had this boat awhile and I started off with the 12/24 45lb motor guide and upgraded to a 24v 80lb minn kota in 2009 and she's probably due for a rebuild after many hours. Loved the power of the 80, but for being as short as the boat is, it is heavy.

It's a Brunswick Procraft and when the wind picks up I want to put it on a 100 and be able to hold me on the tree.

Looking towards the future I'd like the boat to be ready for a MK Ultrex when the price comes down in 10 years. lol


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