Re: Hooker: boats & batteries

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Posted by Hooker on September 22, 1998 at 17:46:16:

In Reply to: Hooker: boats & batteries posted by Bob B. on September 22, 1998 at 15:04:54:

I've got two batteries. The starter battey is in the back by the motor, and the trolling battery is up front with me. Also, I had to go to a number 2 wire to keep it from overheating and kicking out.
I've found that load distribution is critical to performance. I usually move my partner to the back seat for optimal cruising, and than make him sit on the front deck if I'm really running some shallow stuff and need the clearance.
There is a new nickel cadmium battery on the market that is half the weight, but twice the cost of a lead/acid battery. I'm planning on trying it with the 24 volt system. I'll let you know how it works.
I know what you mean about weight. In particular, it cuts down on range and speed. Some of the places I fish require a 15 to 20 mile run one way, and as my impeller housing gets worn (last shim), I've had to start carrying a gas can just to make sure I get back.

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