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    Default Best battery for trolling motor?

    I have to replace my trolling motor battery.
    Any suggestions/advice/recommendations?
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    I've got a Royal deep cycle that's still going strong after 5 plus years. It was quite a bit cheaper than the Delkor batteries everyone was raving about at the time (I think they come from the same factory). I used it on my big boat as well as my small inflatable.

    Not sure what they cost now, but bound to not be a cheap exercise!

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    of late i have heard ravings about these http://www.rectifier.co.za/Batteries.../discover.html
    for four years my royal's have worked hard and need replacing soon. got my royals here http://www.sinetech.co.za/battery.shtml#royal .
    at the moment i'm dead tired to compare specs but from a friend he said discover was tops

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    Lo Korrie,

    I bought the Enertec Eco Premuim, which I'm very happy with. Hook it up to a CTEK charger when not in use. What trolling motor have you got and on what craft are you using it? What size (Ah) is the battery?

    Regards,
    Sam.

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    From where bud looks good?
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    Hi Gerrit,

    I bought this Enertec, 70 Ah from Outdoor Warehouse in Pietermaritzburg. Price was R1300 and R990 for the charger. Bought a white Watersnake Venom SXW 34/30 from Gani's in Witbank at R1900. Use it on Xplorer XPT pontoon kickboat and have it mounted in the front. Works well.

    Regards,
    Sam.

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    Deep cycle yes?
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 01-03-16 at 08:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Beast Tamer View Post
    Deep cycle yes?
    Korrek. Yes Deep Cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_981 View Post
    Lo Korrie,

    I bought the Enertec Eco Premuim, which I'm very happy with. Hook it up to a CTEK charger when not in use. What trolling motor have you got and on what craft are you using it? What size (Ah) is the battery?

    Regards,
    Sam.
    It is for my croc, with a Minkota, think it is 30 pound thrust.
    Korrie Broos

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    Korrie, I use a Deltec on my boat and the Ark. Really happy with them
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