Trolling motor

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Re: Trolling motor

#46 Post by riplipper » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:10 am

Can you not run a long extension cord? would make WAY easier.
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Re: Trolling motor

#47 Post by parker23 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:00 am

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
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Re: Trolling motor

#48 Post by parker23 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:04 am

Nothing easly for me with boats get harder every day when there's very little fish to catch
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

#49 Post by boocat » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:33 am

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/

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Re: Trolling motor

#50 Post by parker23 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm

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
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

#51 Post by Marc K » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:28 am

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.

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Re: Trolling motor

#52 Post by parker23 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:06 pm

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
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

#53 Post by Marc K » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:32 pm

I was not suggesting running a generator when you are not there, sorry if I wasn't clear..

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Re: Trolling motor

#54 Post by parker23 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:50 am

My pickup has an inverter in it so I could charges batterys using that best for me would be to switch slips
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2008 2320SL Parker sport cabin 250 yamaha four stroke [sold]
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Re: Trolling motor

#55 Post by boocat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 am

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.

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Re: Trolling motor

#56 Post by Evowayz » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:45 am

My question is what are you doing to charge the batteries while underway. I’m looking at adding an ACR to my bass buggy instead of waiting till I get back home to charge them. Has anyone done this to their toon and how did you do it and what equipment did you use. Thanks in advance. Oh I’m installing a 12volt Minn Kota ipilot, 55lbs of thrust and a 48” shaft.
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Re: Trolling motor

#57 Post by boocat » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:22 am

What engine, 60, 75? Only 18 amp output on the 60. Thats not alot of charging. I assume that if you are going 55lb thrust you be using one battery? It should be pretty big at least a group 29? even better a 31. Of course you could do 2 batts in parallel.

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Re: Trolling motor

#58 Post by Evowayz » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:16 pm

I have the 75 hp
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Re: Trolling motor

#59 Post by Evowayz » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:24 pm

I have a Optima Blue top to power the motor but the biggest concern is there’s not enough room for two batteries. Some how a cord would have to reach from the console under the platform and into the other battery compartment. I have an idea but I want to know if someone else with this particular toon has already solved the problem.
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Re: Trolling motor

#60 Post by boocat » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:27 pm

Yep, not hard at all. One battery is under the console where the single troll motor battery is intended to be ( you probably already have a battery box there) and the other battery fits perfectly under the most forward area of the port lounge (takes up very little space) and connected in series with some 8ga wire run under the boat along one of the cross members. Best deal for wire is a set of cheap jumper cable and just cut the clamps off and get some solder type ring connectors for the screw on battery posts. I dont know how high the optima is, you will have to check that for under the lounge but my group 27 deep cycle flooded lead/acid fit perfectly.

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