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    Default Boat battery issue.

    Boat battery failed me at 230 am today on the bay.Swapped over to one of my T/M batt and got to the ramp just fine ,is this battery sufficient for cranking or not it a deep cycle stowaway from acacamey?.3 reds 4 specs 1 big flatty lite hopping .

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    I don't generally use the deep cycles on the main engine only on the TM -- Go over to Golden Eagle in Alvin and have em fix you up with one. Unless it's under warranty -- in that case I'd swap it with one from the place you got it.
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    It really depends on the size of the motor. Obviously, a small motor cranks easier than a big motor. I always have 2 batteries because it sucks to be stranded.

    If the battery cranks the motor, you're fine, deep cycle or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishNette View Post
    It really depends on the size of the motor. Obviously, a small motor cranks easier than a big motor. I always have 2 batteries because it sucks to be stranded.

    If the battery cranks the motor, you're fine, deep cycle or not.
    I have 2 newer batteries under the console for T/M ,only room for 1 cranking battery in the battery compartment found out the t/m battery will start the 115hp etec.I will be buying a cranking battery before next trip tks for replies.

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    Read your owners manual for the motor. Some motors need more cranking amps.
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    Use a cranking battery for starting and deep cycles for trolling. I suggest you get a glass mat or gel starting battery-they are expensive but last and can take a beating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Marx View Post
    I like having 2 baterries . One for the motor and one for trolling .
    x2. Keep them both charged
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