battery for trolling motor - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: pa
Posts: 140
Back To Top
battery for trolling motor

What are a few of the best batterys for trolling motors. I need to buy ,one and would like one of the better ones.Brand name ,size ect.Havnt bought one in a while.Willing to spend extra for long life quality battery.Last season used two batterys that were on there last leg. Thanks
payotechaser is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Part of the Community
 
Outdoor Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Butler, PA. 1A , 2D
Posts: 207
Back To Top
Re: battery for trolling motor

I really like AC-Delco batteries. If you have a 12v trolling motor I would recommend the 27MF. If you are running 24v I would recommend two 24MF batteries. They last a long time and have great discharge capacities. You can get them at any of your local GM dealers parts departments.

Steve

I'd rather be fishing!!!
Outdoor Guy is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
Posts: 3,815
Back To Top
Re: battery for trolling motor

There are two ways to go cheap/decent and great. Delco is sold at W-mart, and I have two of them. I consider them cheap/decent. Get the largest Deep Cycle that fits your battery box. Do not get just a Marine Battery, that is for starting and will die quick on recharge/discharge.

I use to buy the best. Trojan and Optima are two top brands. Trojan I believe makes the Minnkota batteries. expect to pay $200 up. But they do last longer.

Over the years I foound the best bang for my buck is the D-C Delco Walmart. But in all fairness to the top end batteries, there is a lot of new technoligy in the new Optima batteries, they may be worth the extra $$$.
Harrysigafoo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Huntingdon
Posts: 347
Back To Top
Re: battery for trolling motor

Quote:
Originally Posted by Outdoor Guy
I really like AC-Delco batteries. If you have a 12v trolling motor I would recommend the 27MF. If you are running 24v I would recommend two 24MF batteries. They last a long time and have great discharge capacities. You can get them at any of your local GM dealers parts departments.

Steve
Ditto. I have tried a lot of different brands and ac delco lasted longest. Never tried trojan or optima though.
I don't think you can buy ac delco's at wal mart, unless they just started carrying them ?

I run two 27 series in my 24 volt system.
Gitzit is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 07:21 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
Posts: 3,815
Back To Top
Re: battery for trolling motor

I've been buying them at Wal-mart for at least the last five years. Delco battery is no longer General Motors.
Harrysigafoo is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 09:07 PM
Part of the Community
 
Outdoor Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Butler, PA. 1A , 2D
Posts: 207
Back To Top
Re: battery for trolling motor

I work at a GM dealership and I have bought or gotten probably 10 AC Delco batteries there in the past. Last summer was the last time I got one for a friend. I'm almost positive you can still get them there unless there is something that I have not heard of.
Steve

I'd rather be fishing!!!
Outdoor Guy is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 10:17 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Huntingdon
Posts: 347
Back To Top
Re: battery for trolling motor

Ok thanks, I'll have to look next time I go there.
Gitzit is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome