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Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:10 am
by riplipper
Can you not run a long extension cord? would make WAY easier.

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:00 am
by parker23
No it's a trailer park that rent slips to people that don't live there I would have to go to another park but I pay 800 a year and would have to pay about 1,800 for electric I'm retired and on a budget

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:04 am
by parker23
Nothing easly for me with boats get harder every day when there's very little fish to catch

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:33 am
by boocat
Just to cap off this thread, it dosen't really add much except maybe a little verification to what has been discussed.
https://pontoonopedia.com/what-size-tro ... toon-boat/

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm
by parker23
I got a lot of info from this thread I knew nothing about trolling motor and the batterys that run them also know no one with a trolling motor on there pontoon boat met two or three on here so thanks to everyone for their help

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:28 am
by Marc K
Parker,

Think some more about how you will get your batteries charged up. I have a feeling that you will quickly get tired of lugging a pair of batteries every day.

Assuming 100 ah batteries are drawn down by 50%, you have to put back something like 60 ah because they are not 100% efficient. Yes, you can use a 12v charger and put them in parallel to charge at the same time, but a typical 10 to 15 amp 12v charger will take 9-12 hours to fully charge. A 15 amp, 24v charger will cut that time in half. If you do not fully charge the batteries on a regular basis, you will shorten their life span. You don't want partially charged batteries sitting around for long.

One way is to have small generator. I use an older Honda eu2000i, which drives my battery charger to my batteries. With the generator onboard, on a beach or on the dock - you could dump a lot of amps back into the batteries in a short time. The only real limit is how fast the batteries can accept a charge. (Battery design and brand determines that) In my case, I use a 12v, 60amp charger plugged into the Honda to charge 2-3 batteries in parallel.

My generator weighs less than ONE Group 27 deep cycle battery. It will also run my refrigerator and freezer in case of a power outage at home. It is great for operating power tools and my pressure washer on the dock - and my beloved coffee maker and blender when camping :biggrin2
Add a solar panel to maintain the charge and you are good to go!

Just a thought.

Marc

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:06 pm
by parker23
I'll have to move to slips that has electric be to hard to use genarater won't be able let it run with out me there I'll have to charge batterys every night I haven't paid yet for slip I have till April to decide

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:32 pm
by Marc K
I was not suggesting running a generator when you are not there, sorry if I wasn't clear..

Marc

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:50 am
by parker23
My pickup has an inverter in it so I could charges batterys using that best for me would be to switch slips

Re: Trolling motor

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 am
by boocat
I could be wrong but I don't think the inverter ,,if it came on the truck will even come close to running a charger of much any size.. How big of charger? Amp output of converter? And that will require keeping the engine running...its just a tough situation,, trying to charge with out ac power.