Bait/ bilge pump battery power inquiry.

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Salty_South, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Salty_South

    Salty_South Well-Known Member

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    The motor on my new Gheenoe does Not have electric start so I do not currently have a battery. What type of battery do I need run my bait pump and bilge pump? More importantly, what is the best way to recharge this battery? Thanks.
     
  2. Brett

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    What is the draw in amp-hours of the bilge pump,
    and the draw of the bait pump?
     

  3. Salty_South

    Salty_South Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to get back with that next week. I left the boat in the garage back home.
     
  4. Eric_S

    Eric_S Batteries Plus Sales/Service

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    I would get a Deep-Cycle Marine Battery. The Optima D51 Yellow-top is the best option, because it only weighs 25 pounds. If you go with a smaller SLA 12-volt, you run the risk of losing power half way through the day. Plus, some of those high capacity pumps chew through power!