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Scoot

Looking for a battery

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Scoot

I had a trolling motor batter crap out on me last week. I plan on replacing both batteries next Spring. However, I don't want to replace one now and then store the new battery over the Winter in a month.

Any suggestions for where I can get a used battery for very cheap to help me limp through the next month and a half? Lots of guys must have older, but not crapped out trolling motor batteries that they plan on replacing next Spring... Anyone know if a battery place might sell me a still good battery from a used trolling motor set (where one crapped out and the owner replaced them both)? I'd guess not.

I'm in Fargo and get in or around Crookston, Grand Forks, and Detroit Lakes frequently. Any possible solutions in any of these areas would be great.

Thanks,

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Code-Man

just ask and see what they say. Can't hurt. We bought those gel ones acouple years ago. There already bad. Cheaper ones seem to be lastin gthe same for us. maybe we had a lemon but it made us mad.

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lenny4077

Try Exide in Fargo. They sell the factory seconds for $28 each. I was told that on almost all of them the battery is brand new, just has the wrong sticer or the sticker is in the wrong place. The number is 701-277-1156 and talk to Kerwin

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Dahitman44

I have seen an ad in the forum for a guy that sells trolling motor batteries cheap. It is in the for sale under sporting goods, I think.

Don't know anything about them but it may be worth a call and find out about them. I would think they are refurbished.

If you call let us know.

Hitman

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RK

Hiya -

Ahh, just buy a paddle... smile.gif

Kidding aside, I'd just replace both batteries. If you store them right, having them stored for a winter won't hurt them a bit. Really, the ONLY thing that kills batteries is improper care, the biggie being not charging immediately after they're discharged. If you charge them right away, the few discharge/charge cycles you put on it this fall won't affect the battery life much at all.

Besides, if one battery went, the other is probably on its last legs too. Batteries pooping out is so gradual you don't really notice the power loss until one craps out completely.

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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Scoot

Thanks guys- I found one that'll get me though the next month. Then, I'll take RK's advice and replace both of them.

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