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miro
Posted: Jun 27, 2018 - 06:32 pm


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Excuse my ignorance guys, but when it comes to battery's I got no clue how these things work. My question is can I use a starting/deep cycle battery to run my trolling motor or do I need a regular deep cycle battery only. Also has anyone used the Kirkland battery's from Cosco and what do you think of them ?

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Posted: Jun 27, 2018 - 06:40 pm


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Iím no expert in trolling motors and only use my small 12v one occasionally on a regular marine battery, but I will say I have a Costco battery that is on 3rd season and no issues at all.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2018 - 07:05 pm


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from an old battery guy. Best if you have two batteries, deep cycle for trolling motor and starting battery separate. Then if you run down you trolling motor battery you will still have the other to get your motor going and run your electronics, running you electronics off of the starting battery will not cause you any problems and prevents any possible interference from you troller when it runs. Hope I've helped
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Posted: Jun 27, 2018 - 07:43 pm


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8th year on both deep cycle ... Interstate !!

I would run 2 for sure Deep Cycle . One for starting and one for trolling.

Also doesnít hurt to have a pair of jumper cables on board.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 11:11 am


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Ok so here the scoop.

Trolling motors kill starting batteries.

Starting batteries are made for a high fast discharge using a very small amount of the total capacity of the battery and then are topped up by the alternator quickly. Draining a starting battery deeply distroys itís life quickly.

Deep cycle batteries hate high quick discharge and can be damaged by it. Deep cycles are made for a long slow drain and to be deeply drained and recharged with out damage.


Do not run trolling motors on starting batteries.

Some batteries are dual purpose. As a dual purpose they do both ok but not great. Dedicated batteries are better individually than a dual purpose battery.

Also your charger on a deep cycle make all the difference in the world. A proper charger will extend the life of your batteries.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 03:59 pm


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Costco deep cycle. 110%. Usually get 7 to 8 years out of a battery. Charge it with a 2 amp. trickle charger.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 04:09 pm


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This year, I replaced my Kirkland starting battery. Got 8 years out of it.

Replaced it with a new starting battery from Total Battery in Barrie. Price was better than Costco and the battery was more powerful than what Costco was selling.

Over the last number of years, I have found Total Battery to be a good place to go for all my battery needs. Products and service are good and so is the pricing.


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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 04:11 pm


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QUOTE (sdcaller @ Jun 28, 2018 - 04:09 pm)
This year, I replaced my Kirkland starting battery. Got 8 years out of it.

Replaced it with a new starting battery from Total Battery in Barrie. Price was better than Costco and the battery was more powerful than what Costco was selling.

Over the last number of years, I have found Total Battery to be a good place to go for all my battery needs. Products and service are good and so is the pricing.


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Hey Ralph ,

Do you get anything back for brining in old deep cycle batteries ?

I know the lead is worth a pretty penny or from what Iím hearing guys go after that.

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QUOTE (Fishsniffer @ Jun 28, 2018 - 04:11 pm)
QUOTE (sdcaller @ Jun 28, 2018 - 04:09 pm)
This year, I replaced my Kirkland starting battery. Got 8 years out of it.

Replaced it with a new starting battery from Total Battery in Barrie. Price was better than Costco and the battery was more powerful than what Costco was selling.

Over the last number of years, I have found Total Battery to be a good place to go for all my battery needs. Products and service are good and so is the pricing.


SDC

Hey Ralph ,

Do you get anything back for brining in old deep cycle batteries ?

I know the lead is worth a pretty penny or from what Iím hearing guys go after that.

Hey Dan

When you buy a new battery I think you get $10.00 off when you bring in the old one.

Also, I think they will buy old batteries from you for $10.00

Phone them and ask the question.

Ralph

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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 07:47 pm


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What about agm

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miro
Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 07:52 pm


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Hay guys thanks for all your help. looks like a starting deep cycle for the Yamaha and a pair of regular deep cycles for the minn kota.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 - 11:16 pm


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Check out Great Northern Battery - local Ontario company that often has really good deals on deep cycles - Locations in Hamilton and Woodbridge.


http://www.gnbsystems.com/index.php

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Posted: Jun 30, 2018 - 09:08 pm


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After selling and changing like 7-8 trolling motors probably I know what I am talking about.
I do troll on Lake Ontario and the only source of power in my dingy is my troling motor.

1) Best deal for batteries on trolling: see Costco AGM $169 (70Ah / 21Kg).
2) Make sure you keep the batteries charged all the time, don't keep the lead acid batteries discharged, you will ruin them even if they are new.

Bring the old core to Costco and get a discount of $15.

Make sure your trolling motor has Digital Maximizer, otherwise you will buy lots of batteries (disregard the brand). No digital maximizer is the recipe to buy lots of bateries (waste of money).

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miro
Posted: Jun 30, 2018 - 10:10 pm


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Ok digital maximizer I'll look into that.

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