Trolling motor

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Re: Trolling motor

#16 Post by Gonefishing » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 pm

I have a 23 foot pontoon. Installed a new Minnkota ultra on it 24 volt, 80 pound trust. Works great the one I purchased was expensive but I love it has auto pilot, anchor mode, trail mode. Auto stow and deploy with a bad back and leg problems it is great. I can fish an area set the track and re fish the same area with the push of a button. I can fish an area use anchor mode and not have to mess with dropping an anchor. Toon stays in the anchor spot without a problem. Another great feature is the auto pilot.

Mine is 60 inch shaft, 24 volt I also purchased a Minnkota charger, two interstate batteries did the install myself without a problem.
Bob Jacksonville, Nc

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Re: Trolling motor

#17 Post by boocat » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:32 am


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Re: Trolling motor

#18 Post by parker23 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 am

So what you're saying is any group 27 deep cycle battery will work for me because when I use the trolling motor I will be using it for a while probably two or three hours every day
1996 180CC off shore 125 Force [sold]
2000 1801CC Parker 115 yamaha [sold]
2008 2320SL Parker sport cabin 250 yamaha four stroke [sold]
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Re: Trolling motor

#19 Post by parker23 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:32 am

Bobcat u have nice unit but I have to get the saltwater version but I like the Stop and the GPS system but with the batteries I just want to make sure I'm getting the right ones for what I want to do
1996 180CC off shore 125 Force [sold]
2000 1801CC Parker 115 yamaha [sold]
2008 2320SL Parker sport cabin 250 yamaha four stroke [sold]
2018 22ft Aurora Manitou 115 E-tec

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Re: Trolling motor

#20 Post by boocat » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:22 am

Definitely the salt water version for salt use... Don't know about your situation with current and wind but I would think with normal Conditions ?? The 80 would be a reasonable place to start but I have seen in some parts of the states some pretty tough currents on salt water. Do lots of research , after using my 68 lb for several hours in one day I was still showing 4 bars on the built in battery checker and that's on a calm lake but that I'm sure is a pretty vague indicator but it made me feel positive about 2 days of solid use before charging even though I can charge daily at the dock if I have power.

Now about that " can't charge at the dock if you have a pontoon or it will cause damage" that you were told??? It's true I have no pontoon salt water experience so things may be different but I do have many years on the salt with fiberglass,, boats ranging from 20 ft up to 55 Hatteras and Bertram. Electrolysis is an evil thing and I've seen the damage but if all things are good with anodes ( which you have on the motor ) and all good with all electrical equipment no stray currents or stray currents from
Nearby boats and or defective dock power,, I'm thinking there shouldn't be a problem.. That's a lot of ifs,,, but on a maintained
boat there were no problems..familiarize yourself with the sacrificial anodes. ( zincs) but some are not zinc,, just a generic term. Are you going to be in the water full time? If so, you will need to keep an eye on these things anyway charging or not. And I would suppose anodes could simply be added to the toons if needed but like I said I have no knowledge of toons and salt other than the obvious.

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Re: Trolling motor

#21 Post by boocat » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:43 am


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Re: Trolling motor

#22 Post by Marc K » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:26 pm

This thread has made me curious.
How many years are folks getting from their wet cell (standard deep cycle flooded) batteries in trolling applications.
What brand?

Marc
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Re: Trolling motor

#23 Post by Oldchuck » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Marc speaks volums in what he said. He knows his batteries.
For a weekend recreational user with running mostly at 1/2 power having two large AMG's or even large wet cells does not make much sense. I am partial to Odysseys batteries as I feel their quality has been better than Optimas during the past 5-10 years. They are more expensive than your everyday battery but when you look at the plate type and size you can see why however you need to access as Marc said if you will benefit from those advantages...
Bobcat is wise in his selection of two wet cell 27's given a draw similar to what Marc mentioned. He can replace batteries n 5-7 years if he keeps them charged and he will be far ahead .

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Re: Trolling motor

#24 Post by boocat » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:43 pm

HA, I'm not too sure about the wise part but I do try to keep them healthy.

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Re: Trolling motor

#25 Post by wahoomon » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:56 am

I do use the Minn Kota Rip tide salt water 55lb thrust-co-pilot.. I have a quick release bracket mounted on the front of my 21' Premier.
I use a separate battery to run it and can control the motor from anywhere on the vessel via a remote control.
It moves the boat real good in my saltwater areas in south and the west coast of Florida windy or not it does a great job.

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