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question about my boat for Marsh
March 20, 2009
2:45 am

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


March 20, 2009
3:26 am

Kevin,i think you'll be fine.But all you have to do is get out there and see.Just stay close to the ramp towards the end of the day in case it runs dry early.

March 20, 2009
3:29 am


Depending on what type of batteries you have but I would think you would be good for 6-8hrs on that setup.. but like Bob said, there is only one way to find out..

Welcome to the board.!

March 20, 2009
2:28 pm

Thanks guys for all the help we will go and give it a whirl and seewhere we land

December 6, 2009
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Good luck, just incase always carry a paddle and maybe a small sail wit ya. ha ha 😉 sounds like a nice ride! Ron

December 6, 2009
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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

December 6, 2009
3:32 pm
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I concur... The AGM's are the way to go. I've got my boat hooked up with those babies, and can go all day, no problems! A little more money for the AGM's, but well worth it!

Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big

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