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Title: Jump start boxes
Post by: mcully on Sep 03, 2021, 11:50 AM
Had a no wake put on a local lake and spent a day with the radio on, electronics running and live well pump going. Trolled with my electric until it was slowing down too. Go to start the big motor to idle the last half mile and nothing but click, 5 dead batteries. Had just enough on the trolling motor to get to the launch but man I was glad I was on the way to the dock.
Any of you have anything good to say about any of the jumper boxes on the market? Tacklife?
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: fishinator on Sep 03, 2021, 04:23 PM
I haven't had any experience with jump boxes. I would recommend a priority start device. One less thing to haul around and one less battery to go bad.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: fishogger on Sep 05, 2021, 09:29 AM
heard good stories about them from fiends.  its a better practice to have a separate battery for the motor though.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 05, 2021, 09:32 AM
Small roll-up solar panel.  Keep it on your main motor battery.  Worst case, attach it while you row back.  You do have the required paddle - correct?   8)
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 05, 2021, 12:10 PM
Also check your outboards alternator and rectifier.  Sounds like you may not be getting a charge.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 05, 2021, 12:11 PM
Small roll-up solar panel.  Keep it on your main motor battery.  Worst case, attach it while you row back.  You do have the required paddle - correct?   8)

I got USCG safety checked and state safety checked.  No paddle.  Got my sticker anyways.  Not sure they ask for those anymore.  Always seemed silly.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 05, 2021, 04:39 PM
I got USCG safety checked and state safety checked.  No paddle.  Got my sticker anyways.  Not sure they ask for those anymore.  Always seemed silly.

Yea, they were required in boats less than 18 I believe.
I was just busting your chops.

Try the roll up solar panel though.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: SLAYERFISH on Sep 05, 2021, 05:59 PM
Maybe just some simple jumper cables?
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 05, 2021, 07:34 PM
I got a jump box from harbor freight that was cheap and works great, has a light and a USB port.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 06, 2021, 08:22 AM
Yea, they were required in boats less than 18 I believe.
I was just busting your chops.

Try the roll up solar panel though.

Less than 18, and mac you werent busting my chops, was the other guy.  Hope youve been well.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: mcully on Sep 06, 2021, 04:05 PM
Hahaha paddle 21 glass boat. Id need heart jumper. Getting charge as per computer but was just a DA trolling with electric and not running the big motor for 8 hours while stuff was drawing the 2 back batteries down.
Charged both batteries back up and fished all day Saturday w no issue.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Jt0s3XJG/76-D7425-D-3-C57-46-B2-978-F-7-A7-F6-F9-C85-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Jt0s3XJG)
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 06, 2021, 04:20 PM
Nice pile ..👍👍
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 07, 2021, 08:16 AM
That is a great pile!  Nice job
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: SLAYERFISH on Sep 07, 2021, 09:46 AM
Certainly worth running out of juice for!
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: Ice Dawg on Sep 07, 2021, 12:04 PM
I have two of them. One is large and has a built in compressor. I used it to start my brother's Merc Verado and it worked well. I also have a small one that I keep in my sxs. I have never used it, but a friend has the same one and started three pickup trucks with it one day in winter before he gave it a charge. It's a bit bigger than a cell phone.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: Rugburn on Sep 08, 2021, 11:15 AM
Do I need a paddle in my 1650 Rebel? Never carried one on this boat... I do have a dinky little one I could throw on but space is a premium.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 08, 2021, 11:56 AM
Do I need a paddle in my 1650 Rebel? Never carried one on this boat... I do have a dinky little one I could throw on but space is a premium.

Is it required by the USCG - no.
Do you "need" it?
I think you know this answer.

hope this helps.
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 13, 2021, 08:52 AM
Get a small extendable one.  Better yet get 2, don't know if you've ever tried to paddle a 16 ft with one person, it's not exactly easy lol
Title: Re: Jump start boxes
Post by: Dirt23 on Sep 15, 2021, 05:48 AM
Noco makes a nice jump pack there a little pricey but worth every penny when click click dead in the water can use to charge anything with USB as well