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Trolling battery
February 9, 2005
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One of my projects this winter is to relocate my trolling battery on my boat to help with weight distribution. I'm thinking about moving under my main floor to locate it more towards the center and also free up storage space. I've been toying with the idea of upgrading my battery to one of those "gel" batteries. Does anyone use them or heard anything positive or negative on them.

Also, what size battery should I be looking at? I'll be using for a 43lb thrust trolling motor.

Thanks for your help!

Chad T

February 14, 2005
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seabass-

first, i was away last week. i got your message but was running. i will call today. gel cel batteries are the way to go if you want to pay the $$$$. I am a big fan of getting the biggest your boat and budget will allow. are you placing any on board chargers on the boat? that will allow you to cut down on the battery size.

it gets pricy i know!

February 14, 2005
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Thanks for the feedback Chris. I've looked into the on-board chargers but don't have the budget this spring. Something to think about though!

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Chad T

March 10, 2005
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I just got a new trolling battery. I ran two hours off of it last weekend.
Now before I take it out again should I top it off on the charger the night before going or am I supposed to run the battery down before charging it again.
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Damian.

March 10, 2005
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Damian,

Lead acid batteries can be recharged at any level.
Letting a lead acid battery drain down completely can cause damage to the battery. It's always best to top off the night before a fishing trip.

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