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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Doonbuggy

Deep Cell or Dual Purpose for back-up battery?

6 posts in this topic

I have one deep cell for my trolling motor and a starter battery for my gas motor.

When out for longer periods of time I don't want to worry about my trolling motor dying on me so I want to have another battery on hand as a back-up if needed.

For the back-up should I get just a deep cell or should I look at getting a dual purpose?

The two batteries I have now are only two years old so this back-up battery most likely would only be used for the trolling motor. Thanks.

DB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deep cell would be my choice in this apllication.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd stick with a deep cycle, as well. It won't have any problems starting your outboard if need be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will thrid the deep cell. I not only indorse my statment, I own a third battery that is a deep cell laugh.gif. It has saved the tail end of a trip many times. Just remember to check charge rate of battery once and awhile. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deep Cycle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto with everyone else. A few years back, I thought it would be a good idea to get a dual-purpose to run all the time and have a backup deep cycle for those days where I'm using the trolling motor all day.

I should have just gotten another deep cycle. The dual purpose doesn't last anywhere near as long as the deep cycle, and, if you do run it down, it will take forever to charge back up from your gas motor (if it still has enough juice to start your main motor).

So now I run a starting battery and a deep cycle, and bring along the dual-purpose if I think I'll run the deep cycle down during the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • merc
      What do you think Smurfy? No answer maybe we better send out a search party.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      A good ice fishing suit ( ice armor, striker gear etc) or waders just put layers underneth. That's what I would do.
    • Jonny 2 shot
      I hear ya on the ice safety.  I am trying to plan appropriately for possibly fishing in 3-6" of standing water.   Thanks guys!    
    • Royal_Dutchman
      Hey guys!  Just started the a topic discussion for the Rainy River Conditions.  I did check the river today and there is some open water east of Birchdale Landing and posted some pictures of that Landing and Franz Jevne.  Thanks!
    • Royal_Dutchman
      February 23rd, 2017:
         I went and checked the river just before 9:00 am this morning.  The river is open just east of Birchdale with only a narrow spot open.  East of Franz Jevne (about 2 miles east of Birchdale) the River is almost completely open with some shore ice.  The temperature was 19 degrees and it looks like we are suppose to stay below freezing until Sunday with a high of 32 degrees and then it will get cold again.  It is hard to say how the river will open this year with cold weather coming again but here is what it looked like this morning.  Depending on the weather we may not go and check the river again until Monday sometime.   Where you can see pavement is the Birchdale Landing and the other access is at Franz Jevne: