Posted 5/1/2012 6:35 AM (#556999 - in reply to #556961) Subject: Re: Starting batteries?
Location: Green Bay, WI
That's what I am thinking of doing as well...
Jerry Newman recommended a product called Stealth, which is a charging system to recharge all the batteries on the boat from the engine alternator. So I called the factory and talked to their tech support, and explained what I wanted to do. I was thinking of adding a FOURTH battery, soley for the electronics. But instead, he recommended getting three MAXX-29 marine batteries (from Walmart actually), for like $90 each. Two of these would be for my 24-volt trolling motor, and the other would be the start battery, but then also run the electronics. He said that the extra reserve (these are like 880 cold-cranking amps as I recall) will allow the engine starts while also powering the electronics. So I think I am leaning in that direction.