Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
icemac33

Does my boat motor charge the battery?

Question

icemac33

Dumb question here. I have a 89 Johnson 25 HP - Electric Start. Is the motor charging my starting battery when it is running? It is direct connect to the battery. Thanks for any info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Whoaru99

Yes - assuming the charging system is working properly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
boatfixer

If it was a factory installed electric start, then yes it should be. One way to tell would be to look for 2 yellow wires coming from under the flywheel to a rectifier. They may go to the terminal block or through a plug to the rectifier. either way, the rectifier will have the 2 yellows and a red hooked to it. No matter what anyone tells you, DO NOT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CABLES AND LOOK FOR A SPARK WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Shack

Next time out, bring a multi-tester and prob battery term's while at idle or under load (could do with rabbit ears at home). Set multi-tester to 20v and see if your above the rating you tested battery at before eng. started. OH, test battery before you start it to see what volts it sitting at.

Easiest way I know of.

My fish graph has volts on it and I run it off of crank battery. The eleminates distruption I get from trolling motor battery and helps monitor charge rate of cranking battery.

Good luck!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
icemac33

Thanks for the info guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Surface Tension

Or, if you have a sounder, look in the menu "Data" and see if have the option to turn on the battery gauge. You'll notice a difference in voltage with and without the outboard running.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • nlayne882
      Lot of ice on the shore, only place to fish as of Thursday is two harbors breakwall
    • Wanderer
      I found a great bait selection at the Baxter Fleet Farm today.  3 sizes of suckers, multiple sizes of golden shiners, and of course fat heads and crappies. The first bait shop I tried only had fat heads and crappies.
    • mrpike1973
      Been very slow around here any luck anyone? don't want the lake but just general feeling around here. Did some pan fishing in 8-10 fow but got very slow.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Hey Justin, if you see a 2004 burgundy 1500 Silverado with Iowa plates on shields, Yukon tent. That's the girlfriend and I. Stop by for a Busch latte, or a white Russian. I can't wait to get out of Iowa for the weekend. 4 am on the road!!!!!!!! yeah baby!!!!!! Good luck!!  
    • fowldreams
      There was a couple mixed in the bucket. They were big shiners 5 to 6 inch range. The shiners would be down for 6 hours or so each time and we never waited that long for a sucker to be taken. Just our experience. If a guy could have both I say try and see.
    • Wanderer
      Call ahead for shiners.  I’ve heard there aren’t any left in the state.  At Mille Lacs 2 weeks ago I asked for some and the guy looked at me like I was stupid. Of course I blame that on the question... 
    • Jplante
      Fowldreams, did you have shiners? Just curious if preferred them over shiners, or thats just what you had.
    • fowldreams
      suckers, suckers, suckers. This was the only bait that worked for us last weekend and when the fish hit the rattle reels line spooled fast.
    • Flash
      Thanks! Flash "Set the Hook"
    • MN BassFisher
      What surprised me about the fishery in SE Florida is that it is mostly live bait (Shiners). There are so many fish in those channels that the Peacock's won't chase a bait for long. I guess they can be caught on the fly but your casts needs to be very accurate and your hookset quick because they spit the flies fast. Our guide said artificials could be done but you're going to spend all day to maybe catch a few fish. Watching the videos of those Amazon Peacock's destroying topwater plugs and jerkbaits looks like a riot!!!
  • Share & Have Fun