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My boat has a 65lb thrust minnkota with 24 volt battery set up. Inland lake bassin and such is no problems.

If I troll Erie, the charge dies in 4-5 hours (continuous running, 16' crestliner). Trickle charger (Sears) takes forever (3-5 days per battery) to top them off. Batteries are 3 yrs old.

Without going to onboard system, what chargers work best? Is charging slow because the batteries are failing? It has always taken forever to recharge.

Suggestions welcome. Thanks.
 

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4-5 hours of continuous running sounds about normal to me. I run a 24 volt 70lb thrust set-up fishing Ladue, I'm not constantly running, but do quite a bit of running and after an 8 hour day my batteries are winding down pretty good. 3-5 days of charging seems quite excessive though. I trickle charge my batteries too (4amp) and they are fully charged in about 10-12 hours. Might not be a true trickle, but my batteries last. I charge mine with an onboard charger that is mounted in my garage not my boat, 2 bank Bass Pro Shop made by Pro Mariner.

This is what I have, 8 amp 2 bank, so it charges 4 amp on each bank: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s...1_74190_225007000_225000000_225007000_225-7-0
 
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