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modeler

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How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« on: Jan 19, 2022, 02:44 PM »
Ok boaters how do you maintain your batteries during the winter months?

Mac Attack

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2022, 02:57 PM »
The LA's -
charge them up, remove the wires from the terminal posts and leave them in the boat

The LiFePo4 -
run it down to between 40-60% SOC, remove the wires from the terminal posts and leave it in the boat

rgfixit

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2022, 02:57 PM »
Leave  it in the boat and charge it in the spring.

Pretty simple really.
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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 19, 2022, 03:47 PM »
NoCo two bank on board charger.

trapper2000

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 19, 2022, 05:32 PM »
sitting on the bench  with a battery tender on it
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Mac Attack

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2022, 07:11 PM »
sitting on the bench  with a battery tender on it

Why do you sit on the bench Trap?

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 20, 2022, 08:21 AM »
Charged all 5, turned battery switch to 0 on 2 running batteries and just unplugged trolling motor on those 3. Typically plug in the onboard charger when I uncover and if the others need a charge I'll hit them too. Usually just turn the switch to the 2 and go fishing.

trapper2000

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2022, 11:21 AM »
Why do you sit on the bench Trap?

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no bar stool  silly  duhhhhhh
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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 20, 2022, 06:06 PM »

 On board charger

SeanP

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2022, 11:35 AM »
Charge them before i put it in the water then on battery maintainer in the slip....

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 07, 2022, 01:11 PM »
I pull mine charge once a month my trolling motor battery is 17 years old

trapper2000

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 09, 2022, 08:00 AM »
a good friend  gave  me a  trolling motor  battery i  charged it  and  put a  battery tender on it  i'll charge  it   before i  go  fishing ...... i  got a  new  camo paint  job  new  seats (from the  same  friend)  swivels  the old  fart  is  going in style this  year ................. now that same  buddy  better stock up on batteries  cause with my  boat  we  can get into those old  slips  with no problem
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fishinjohn

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 09, 2022, 08:35 AM »
3 bank charger plugged in all winter

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 18, 2022, 08:28 AM »
Minnkota 4 bank charger also plugged in all winter on the stratos.  The proline just turn the battery switch off.  I use it enough to have the 2 batteries charged constantly.

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Re: How do you maintain your boat’s battery?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 29, 2022, 02:22 PM »
I pull my three Odysseys out of my boat when she hibernates for the winter at an off-premise, indoor storage facility. I charge them to 100% then store them in my spare bedroom closet for the winter. I'll throw them on the charger for an hour or two to top them off the night before I bring the rig home for soft water season.  After that, the onboard charger does the rest.
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