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mcully

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Jump start boxes
« 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?

fishinator

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #1 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.

fishogger

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #2 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.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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Mac Attack

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #3 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)

lowaccord66

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #4 on: Sep 05, 2021, 12:10 PM »
Also check your outboards alternator and rectifier.  Sounds like you may not be getting a charge.

lowaccord66

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #5 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.

Mac Attack

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #6 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.

SLAYERFISH

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2021, 05:59 PM »
Maybe just some simple jumper cables?

meandcuznalfy

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #8 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.

lowaccord66

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #9 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.

mcully

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #10 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.



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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #11 on: Sep 06, 2021, 04:20 PM »
Nice pile ..👍👍
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

lowaccord66

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #12 on: Sep 07, 2021, 08:16 AM »
That is a great pile!  Nice job

SLAYERFISH

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #13 on: Sep 07, 2021, 09:46 AM »
Certainly worth running out of juice for!

Ice Dawg

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Re: Jump start boxes
« Reply #14 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.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

 



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