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Battery Thoughts #14709075 05/03/23 03:06 PM
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It's been a while since I've rigged out a troll motor. Haven't needed one for a long time. That day has passed. I got a 24/36V Motorguide to rig on the shallow sport. Batteries will be mounted under the console. The question, since there's a lot of new stuff on the market, what would work best? I see a lot of people bragging on the new lithium's, so do I use one/two/three? It'll never get used as hard as a full day bass fishing, that's just not how you fish here. It looks tempting just because it won't fill up the limited space.

What are known good brands? What are brands to avoid? Chargers? Salt water resistance? I don't want to do this twice.

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Re: Battery Thoughts [Re: Pat Goff] #14709077 05/03/23 03:10 PM
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As much as I love my Ionics I wouldn't be afraid to use a cheap brand sold on Amazon for the trolling motor. If space and weight are an issue a single 36v battery between 40-60 amps will work great for your application. Only down side is you need a 36v charger.

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depending on how hard you plan to run it I would recommend ionic. light, a lot longer use per charge, maintain voltage till at about 10% charge.

the other bonus is they are sealed tight, no water to mess with in summer.

2 12v in either 50ah or 100ah depending on how much you plan on using in a day.

2 of the 50 would probably do you good.

I personally am not a fan of a single 24 oir 36v, I run my force with 3 12v and if one should go bad I can just take it out of the circuit and keep goin.

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if you go with ionics tiltman on here sells/ships, might shoot him a pm.

drewcraft is the other source, I had to use them for the financing (what a world, have to finance dam boat batteries lol)


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Re: Battery Thoughts [Re: Pat Goff] #14709115 05/03/23 03:49 PM
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Ok,
Soaking all this in. Dang things aren't cheap. A single 36 looks like the real deal on taking up space, but have to donate some organs.


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This is about as inexpensive as you’ll get and would be good. Don’t forget the charger.


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Wow, Pat! Quite a change from the tin scooter. I bet you'll pucker a bit when you're near oysters with a glass boat. Enjoy your new lifestyle and fishing areas. IslandJim


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Wow, Pat! Quite a change from the tin scooter. I bet you'll pucker a bit when you're near oysters with a glass boat. Enjoy your new lifestyle and fishing areas. IslandJim


It's.....different. Kind of like driving a barge in comparison, and most certainly have to pay better attention to where I'm running. It has the TRP lower on it, (twin prop) and the original props were dog meat, way too big. Put a set from Jack Foreman at crossroads prop, and it really woke it up. It'll run as shallow as any prop rig I've seen, and it's quick getting up and gone now. But even then, it's not in the same time zone as the jet.

Not meaning to pimp anyone, but that guy builds the best tunnel flats props I've ever seen. Fast? No, but thick and durable and run as high as you can go without losing it's bite. I've had 100 mph boats, so don't care if this thing runs 48 or 45, not what it was made for.


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Am like you Pat, had the 100mph bassboatand enjoyed messing around with different props and cuts on props. Most of the guys that work props will just thin the blades to start with. Great if you stay in clear deep water lol. Bad news if you like to fish and go where the fish are... I very seldom run over 35mph anymore and by choice. I refuse to get in a hurry lol.

The choice of the lithium batteries will save you lots of extra weight, and you guys fishing skinny water, probably save you several inches of draft. I have bought new agm's for my boat last year and I got all group 31's which are not just really big and a tight fit, these are 75 pounds each.

I can't afford the lithium, but I was getting these that didn't vent vapor or leak anything to the bilge. Really cleans up the bilge. That weight savings would be great also, but the performance of the lithium would be really awesome.

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