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Boat Motor/Battery Question

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I have a 12 foot aluminum v-bottom with a new 40lbs thrust Minn Kota trolling motor.  I also have a 3 horse johnson but until i finish fixing it up, the Kota will be my primary propulsion system for me.  I fish on a local 199 acre lake.  What size battery should i use for the 40lbs thrust trolling motor to maximize my time on the water?  Thanks much

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The biggest one you can find and since it's the only way you got to move you better get a second one as a backup, and a paddle. 

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Hello from up in Otsego County and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 

I agree with @cfalco - I run two Mod 31's in this Old Town.

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And just as important as the battery is a decent charger - I use a couple of these, they work well

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Charge yours back to full as soon as possible and you'll be good to go.

A-Jay

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One of the 500Ah from a electric pallet jack, probably only weighs about 300 pounds.

 

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1 minute ago, Way2slow said:

One of the 500Ah from a electric pallet jack, probably only weighs about 300 pounds.

 

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A-Jay

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Actually, the biggest you feel like you can handle, but no matter what you get, you will need to learn how to manage its use or plan on doing some paddling.

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