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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2015, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Experienced boaters, help

I just got a boat and bought a boat and need battery's, I bought a starter one and its 1000 cranking amps (I think?) with 130 reserve on it, now I'm looking for one to run trolling motor and fish finder off of, what are the ratings of your guys battery's for your electronics or what should I get (meaning amps, reserve, etc) thanks guys !!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 12:14 AM
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Re: Experienced boaters, help

What kinda motor do you have?

I would run the electronics, lights, bilge, etc off your starting/cranking battery...run the trolling motor off its own battery!

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Re: Experienced boaters, help

You should use a deep cycle battery for the trolling motor. I usually use a size 27 or 29 deep cycle battery. Cosco has Interstate 27's for about $80 which is a good price for a good battery. Walmart also has good prices for deep cycle batteries.

Get on the Interstate web site. They have a lot of info on marine batteries.

What make, model and size trolling motor do you have? Some have features that make the use of a smaller battery practical.
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