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Minncota/battery drain advise

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hitthebricks

I've had a lot of problems with this since I bought this boat in 01, I'm now on my 4th set of batterys, 1st after 1 year, last this spring. It's a 65pd. with AP and CoPoilet and the battery was completley dead after 4.5 hrs running between 3-4, 1/2 the time or completly OFF with a light to moderate wind during the Beanies river rat tourney. Am I expecting too much or should I have it checked out to see if its a bad motor?!!! mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifconfused.gif

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Northlander

Check your on board charger. I had 1 bank go bad on my Minkota on board charger a couple years ago.

Or your battery could be low. Have them checked out at batteries plus or Interstate shop or someplace with the tools.

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delcecchi

you did buy deep cycle battery, not a starting or cranking battery, right?

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hitthebricks

Yes they are Deep cycle but not the real big ones. This is also the second 2 bank charger and never has been real strong since it was replaced, thats why I wondered about the TM. HTB

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