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Deep Cycle Question

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I am considering an outboard with an alternator. Is a marine grade deep cycle battery a good idea, or is a regular starting battery enough? At some point I will prob add a trolling motor and maybe a radio for some tunes.
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Good info there!
The engine I am looking at has the manual pull start and the alternator is an option. My thinking was, the alt would charge a standard car battery enough by running the engine to the fishing spot then using the battery for the trolling motor, electronics, ect. then it would charge up the battery going to the next spot....and so on. I am thinking that a deep cycle might not be the way go go for this. If the drain on the battery is not real great. Just trying to keep the expenses to a minimum at this point, but also thinking down the road a little bit.  :p
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