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Battery for boat

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#1
Hi Guys

stupid question, but wanting to try save weight on boat. So thought I would ask this, I have 3 deep cycle batteries(120amp, weighs 30kg) on boat, 2 run as 24V for my trolling motor

Then have another deep cycle - 120amp, that I connect to my outboard motor, my lowrance fish finder and my electronics on the boat

as this battery weighs 30kg, I wanted to get a normal car battery etc or a smaller battery.

is this advisable or not? what I run from this battery is minimal for power....

any thoughts would be great

thanks
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BWG
#2
Hey Zulu.

Step 1: Determine the CCA (cold cranking amps) required for efficient starting of your outboard.
Step 2: Determine the amps draw for your radios, sounder, aerator, bilge, well pump, lights etc at worst case scenario.
Step 3: Look at the charging rate of your alternator worst case scenario (assume a trolling motor dam only......)

That should help if you want to be precise.

Oh and the minimum reserve before you damage the battery - worst case scenario.
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#3
thanks, will check that out
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#4
Safer to try pack a few kgs less k@k....that big old thing is on there for a reason....
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#5
ja, what other kak can get I get off my boat....so save sum kgs...
less tackle? less beer? Smile

try pack as light as possible
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#6
I recently invested in a set of Discover 85Ah deep cycle batteries that outperform other brand's 100-105Ah models.

Very happy with them and saved me around 3kg on each of the batteries.

We were so impressed with the batteries that we built a battery backups system for a call centre with the same 85Ah models.
Regards
Robert Jacobs
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BWG
#7
thanks, where did you get those from and what did they weigh?
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#8
Morning Zulu.

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Don't chuck off vital fishing equipment, rather look at banting.........
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BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#9
Its best to get a deep cycle battery as you don't use your boat everyday. I bought a small exide deep cycle battery for my boat for R800 and starts one shot everytime.
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#10
Discover Batteries by Enertec are the best I have ever used.

The little 33Ah runs my training boat for an entire day with more to spare.
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#11
Discover 85Ah is 24kg and your typcial 105Ah is around 27kg. 6kg saving when using a 24V system.

We brough mine down from a distributor in Jhb. I think they are called Current Automation
Regards
Robert Jacobs
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