Trolling motor...only one battery.

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Airslot, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Airslot

    Airslot I Love microskiff.com!

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    Is it common practice on smaller skiffs to have only one battery on board? Thinking about a trolling motor in the future, but I also have to figure out how I'm going to mount it.

    Thanks,

    'Slot
     
  2. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    I have had several skiffs w/ a trolling motor and one battery--- and I have never had a problem. This includes a live well and electronics.

    I did make sure that the motor had a charging unit installed.

    However , I was not a shorline beater that used the TM till the batt. dies.
    The batt. never got close to failing.
    My current setup is a 1 batt. suv17.
    my 2 cents
     

  3. gbud1969@gmail.com

    gbud1969@gmail.com I Love my Piranha even more...

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    Yea I bought a gheenoe classic with a group 24 batt. (looks pretty old) and a riptide 50lb trolling motor. it would run just about all day. Lucky for me my tohatsu 25 also has a pull start too.
    I just upgraded to a group 27, Ill see how that makes a difference. I will only use one batt. to save weight though.
     
  4. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    x2--large as u can handle-skip the 24
     
  5. Airslot

    Airslot I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks. My 35 Merc isn't pull start, but I'm sure that I could in a pinch. I'd have to add a front deck to mount it. Hoping to spend more time in the shallow water this year than in the deep.