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Just bought a new canoe w/ trolling motor (minn kota 30 lb). What type of battery should I buy? Plan on using it (motor) on smaller lakes maybe trolling. Can I get away with a car battery or do I need to bite the bullet and buy a marine deep cycle?
 

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For best results buy the deep cycle trolling motor battery........you can get a decent one from Walmart for like $40-$60, and the best thing is if it craps out on you, just take it back and have it replaced.
 

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go with a deep cycle.a car battery is not made for the constant cycling and you're only wasting money on one.if weight is a consideration,go with a smaller deep cycle.they should be fine for a canoe and you can pick one up for 55 bucks or so.
 

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I have one of the deep cycle batteries from BPS that weighs 75 lbs., it's a bear to haul and it is always leaking water or acid. I would really like to get one of the small batteries that is sealed. It would cut down on the weight of my pontoon and I won't have to worry about filling it with water.

Do you guys have any tips for keeping my leaky battery going strong for a few more years? How often do you charge you batteries? Do you charge them after each use?

BlueWater
 
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