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    I responded earlier today from a post from a day or so... titled "Tournament lithium batteries"... I thought I'd share what I think is the best option I've found from after several weeks of research here where more members MIGHT benefit seeing it... first I'll say this is an option I decided on because of weight and room .... a single Dakota Lithium battery.. 36v.. 63ah.. from "Mealey Marine". It weighs 59lbs... dementions are 20.5"L×9.5"w×8.5"h... a 8amp charger is included... 11yr warranty... free shipping... $1499. They except PayPal and credit cards...I've talked to owner Michael Mealey several times and he and I have both contacted Minn Kota and it's been determined that this battery will sustain usable power for 6-8hrs of "tournament fishing" usage. The 8amp charging time is 8hrs, probably depending on usage. There is a 18amp charger option for $200 extra. There is a 5% discount for email contact... I called 713-435-9810... Michael the owner answers his own business calls and would be happy to answer any of your questions in person... he sent me an email quote and included the 5% discount... a 3/15/21 -scheduled ship date. With the onset of longer shafts and more powerful ft lbs that equal bigger boats, I don't think there's ever been more interest in trolling motors. You add in spotlock, GPS ect, you could essentially eliminate the need for a kicker motor and autopilot with one unit. Let me state that I have not used this power plant or new Minn Kota 36v .. 72 inch shaft to date... feel free to mention me when you call... I'll also post his email if needed... I hope this helps someone that's thinking of going in the direction I've decided on. Bill Pepin, Skaneateles
     
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  2. I responded earlier today from a post from a day or so... titled "Tournament lithium batteries"... I thought I'd share what I think is the best option I've found from after several weeks of research here where more members MIGHT benefit seeing it... first I'll say this is an option I decided on because of weight and room .... a single Dakota Lithium battery.. 36v.. 63ah.. from "Mealey Marine". It weighs 59lbs... dementions are 20.5"L×9.5"w×8.5"h... a 8amp charger is included... 11yr warranty... free shipping... $1499. They except PayPal and credit cards...I've talked to owner Michael Mealey several times and he and I have both contacted Minn Kota and it's been determined that this battery will sustain usable power for 6-8hrs of "tournament fishing" usage. The 8amp charging time is 8hrs, probably depending on usage. There is a 18amp charger option for $200 extra. There is a 5% discount for email contact... I called 713-435-9810... Michael the owner answers his own business calls and would be happy to answer any of your questions in person... he sent me an email quote and included the 5% discount... a 3/15/21 -scheduled ship date. With the onset of longer shafts and more powerful ft lbs that equal bigger boats, I don't think there's ever been more interest in trolling motors. You add in spotlock, GPS ect, you could essentially eliminate the need for a kicker motor and autopilot with one unit. Let me state that I have not used this power plant or new Minn Kota 36v .. 72 inch shaft to date... feel free to mention me when you call... I'll also post his email if needed... I hope this helps someone that's thinking of going in the direction I've decided on. Bill Pepin, Skaneateles

     

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  3. Just talked to Bill on the phone... he's definitely a heads up guy and our area here in the Finger Lakes are lucky to have him. He has several references that I can vouch for after being involved in the marine business myself for the last 40 yrs or so. As he stated here on the site, contact him for your marine needs before he gets too busy.    Bill Pepin Skaneateles, Jennetts Sporting Goods, Chinook Harbour, PepTalk Charters 

  4. How many lbs of thrust and length of shaft on used unit?

    1. Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra with iPilot - Used about 4 times on a demo boat in saltwater and once in freshwater. Comes with quick disconnect mount. $2300
    2. Minn Kota Ulterra iPilot Link with built in MEGA imaging -  New in box. $2500
     
    No shipping. Buyer to pick up between Rochester and Sodus. 
     
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  5. Good sites... fair pricing... but if you live close to Auburn, Mike at BassPro is still a great option. Also hands on can matter... size, color or shape can sometimes be distorted in pictures. He'll have a great selection and knolege there and you won't have to bother with shipping.   FYI.. some of the worst, ugly flies I've ever tied cought more fish than the pretty ones... lol

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  6. Does it work with any gps? I have a Garmin


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    You could check their web site.... what I like is compass is placed @ the furthest point in the bow.... unit head installed on steering shaft.... if you want to leave the helm, check heading and turn unit off standby to track... unit will keep boat on heading you want.... just turn wheel to new heading if need be... mine is inter linked w/ a Lawrence that I can electronically go to way point to way point ect.... or manual as pre stated

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  7. Bob.... I've lived/chartered on Skaneateles for 30yrs.... very tough to troll directly behind boat and catch consistently.... even then your presentation better be back 150 ft min.... if you don't want to deal w/ plannerboards, try the inline (birds) boards to get away from boat while trolling. I also agree w/ member advising on Cayuga. No finger lake has been hotter than that lake the last few yrs.... much more forgiving for the guy that wants to keep things simple.

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