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  • looking for info on deep cycle battery

    Posted by Drew on November 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Unfortunately my trolling motor battery has officially died. The battery that came with the boat is a Duralast 27DP-DL with 115 amp hrs and a RC rating of 180. I did a little research and found that Duralast might not be the best bet. I am just running a 46 lbs thrust trolling motor on a 16′ aluminium Bass Tracker. Any suggestions? Don’t need the most expensive.

    Thanks

    jard replied 6 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Brian

    Administrator
    November 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Believe it or not I use the EverStart from Walmart. I get the 29 DC battery for $89. They don’t last longer than a year-and-a-half, but they’re under $100 and I use them everyday so I feel like it justifies. I used to buy the glass blue top Optima batteries…. which are great, but they only lasted two and a half years and I could not justify the $500

  • tennesseejed

    Member
    November 22, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    My 2010 Triton had two Deka batteries and lasted 6 years . After doing my homework I ended up getting two Duracell batteries from Batteries plus. They are also made by Deka. As I understand,there are only two major manufacturers. Deka being one.

  • jard

    Member
    November 23, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I have Deka’s now but only because I got a heck of a deal last year on them. I believe there is only really 2 major battery manufacturers and then they slap different logos on them, so unless you spring from something like optima, your basically buying the same battery. Ive bought a few different brands over the years and I seem to get the same performance. I can usually make a set last 2-3 years but I dont fish as much as Bryan either. Usually have the Walmart Everstarts as they are cheaper. Pretty much all of them only have a 12 month warranty.

    I think the biggest key is the charger.

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