Well, while I'm on the subject of figuring out my new trolling motor wiring on here...need a recommendation from you guys that know batteries.
In the past I used an Evercell battery, think that was the name, I got from Walmart that was described and labeled as a "trolling motor" battery. It cost about $34 and worked well. And it fit the small size battery box that I use behind the seat in my kayak. Anyway, Walmart no longer sells that battery and I can't find it anyplace else...thinking perhaps because that brand was made by someone else just for Walmart???
So, as I prepare for the upcoming Spring fishing season...I need, besides my new motor...to get a new battery. I really don't want to spend anymore than I have been for a battery...and it has to be the case size for the smaller battery box. I'd certainly take a "lighter" one cause the one I'd been using as described above which was the same size as a lawn tractor battery...was pretty heavy. But, nothing in size and weight like a regular car battery. I did try one of the bats (from my old 24v scoot) on my now broken 20 lb thrust motor and it only lasted for about 10-15 minutes of boat power. It seemed to be still in good shape and I think it was at most 10ah. Thought about using the other bat of the same in parallel since both would stack one on the other in the box...but never did.
So, I just need one good battery. Anybody got any recommendations. Think my new motor pulls maybe 40ish amps. I used a 30 amp fuse on the old one...and the manual on the new one says use 50 amp breaker...and since it's 30 lb thrust instead of 20 lb on the old one...obviously I'm going to need a bit more power if I want to keep the same running time/range. I'd settle for 30 minutes continuous power...but would like a bit more if possible...like 1 hour or more.