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Old 09 May 2016, 18:47   #1
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Question about battery?

I just got a sea eagle se9 watersnake motor canopy package. But it doesn,t come with a battery. So what size battery do i need and does it matter that much watt? The motor is Water Snake Venom 34 (34 lb. thrust, 30" shaft)

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Old 10 May 2016, 02:35   #2
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I guess it depends how long/far you want to go with it. My 55lb trolling motor will go for well over 2 hours with a 110ah 12v leisure battery from Amazon, about 80. But you could go smaller/lighter I assume with a 34lb motor. What does the manufacturer's site/reviews say?
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Old 12 May 2016, 10:56   #3
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Just looked at the online manual for the trolling motor; it has no recommendation on size of battery. Might be a case of trial and error to find something to balance size and endurance.

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Old 13 May 2016, 10:01   #4
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I see you are in the US, I picked up a Walmart deep cycle battery for $100 for my 55lbs on my 9.5' sib. It lasts for hours and hours at 1/2 throttle... Still the same price online but you can probably pick it up locally "EverStart Maxx Marine Battery, Group Size 29DC"
From what I have read they are made by Johnson Controls, same as an Interstate.
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I see you are in the US, I picked up a Walmart deep cycle battery for $100 for my 55lbs on my 9.5' sib. It lasts for hours and hours at 1/2 throttle... Still the same price online but you can probably pick it up locally "EverStart Maxx Marine Battery, Group Size 29DC"

From what I have read they are made by Johnson Controls, same as an Interstate.

I think Johnson controls also make Optimas


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I am pretty sure you are correct. I have a few Optimas, one in my truck and 2 on my boat and love them. Have been using them for over a decade.
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