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Guys here it goes and I know the bashing will come since I am new to this I purchased a 17ft aluminum starcraft vhull for a bassboat removed all the excess bs from it no outboard and prettylight with new floor and front seats in bow with new plywood ans carpet so I have a 24volt 48 thrust bowmount on the front with 2 24 series batteries and a 12 volt 55 thrust bowmount rigged on the rear with 2 24 series wired for longer run time with gear and guys looking approx 500lbs total and weight of boat which is next to nothing is this thing going to get me around marsh for a day or am I wasting time with it? If I feel the answer is wasting time I wll cut it up scrap it andbuy a smaller boat anyh help would be great
January 19, 2009
June 23, 2004
With a couple of nice AGM batteries, you should get a full day's worth of fishing. My boat gets about 6 hours of lake time, obviously not full throttle all the time, but it's damn near 3 times the weight of yours.
The best AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries you can buy are the Optima's, but Cabela's are much less money and very close in performance. Regular lead acid batteries don't come close - in performance or useable life.
Capt. Dieter Scheel http://www.BigDRiverGuide.com
October 14, 2005