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looking to get a battery for my trolling motor. What ones do y'all recommend?

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What model trolling motor, size of your boat and budget?

Tom

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The best Marine deep cycle batteries I have used have been the Cabelas group 30 AGM batteries. I have 3 of them in a 17.5 foot Lowe bass boat and am very pleased. They are really as powerful as when they were new and this is their 6th season.

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Minn Kota Endura C2 40-lb. Thrust Trolling Motor with 36" Shaft

10 foot jin boat 

under 150

8 hours ago, WRB said:

What model trolling motor, size of your boat and budget?

Tom

 

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OK, 10' Jon boat, so the trolling motor is your transom power source? You have a 12V motor and limited weight carrying capacity with the small Jon boat.

Suggest  single group 29 to 31 size AGM and charge it with a 10 amp charger with automatic shut off feature.

VMAX makes excellent deep cycle marine battery however pricey.

Johnson Controls owns Intetstate, Optima and private labels for BPS, Cabelas, Sears, Walmart, Costco etc. AGM's in group 29 to 31 are $200+ range, wet cell deep cycle marine are around $100.

Suggest you consider placing the battery near the front and use 6 gage stranded wire to extend the battery leads. If the battery and you are at the stern the little Jon boat may sink!

Tom

 

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Unless things have changed rather recently, East Penn Mfg makes BPS batteries and has for years.  This I know for 100% fact.  One of their warehouse/distribution centers was one of my customers and for years I've gone in there and seen pallets full of BPS batteries because BPS also has a distribution center here.

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East Penn Deka deep cycle

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I simply get the deep cycle batteries from WalMart or BJs for my 55 lb thrust Minn Kota.  They are about $100 and seem to last about three years. I'm sure I could get more out of them if I were to keep then charged over the winter. I unfortunately tend to leave them on the porch, covered by snow all winter which isn't good for them I'm sure.

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On 8/31/2016 at 6:33 PM, CrustyMono said:

Minn Kota Endura C2 40-lb. Thrust Trolling Motor with 36" Shaft

10 foot jin boat 

under 150

 

Exactly what I have.Love it!! for my 12 ft JB.

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