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Minn Kota Trolling Motor Advice. 210 Starcraft Fishmaster.


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They just came out with a 72 inch shaft and that is the one I will purchasing for my fishmaster. I have been told the 60" is good but for an extra $100 I will buy the 72"

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I had a 60" on my Baron and switched to a 72" this spring.  MUCH better performance - I'd go with the longer shaft for your 210.

 

billy, did you go with the 80lb or 112?

 

 

also now they are in stock at cabelas

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Advice on the battery selection.  I need a 36V system for the Terrova 112.  Have used  Interstates for regular boat battery / starting and house.  What is your experience with trolling motor batteries? 

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Trorun, there's been some dialogue a while back about all batteries being made by one manufacturer, labeled with different names. I went with I think ever start from Walmart like 4 yrs ago, never really had much luck keeping them good until 4 yrs ago. Big difference, on board charger, plug it in when I get the boat home, keep it plugged until I'm ready, and during the winter. Batteries have been as good as new. For what it's worth. Mike

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Mike thanks for that info. I'm getting sick of messing around with the regular charger and that is a good solution. The old logic suggested that you drag down deep cycle batteries and then charge but in my experience with a variety of batteries it makes sense in terms of longevity to keep them on trickle while not being used.

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The worst thing for a battery is not having it charged. I finally disciplined myself to put it on the charger

soon as Im done fishing.

I bought a battery trickle charger,   "battery tender Jr." I think it was in the $20 range and use it for boat

lawn mower four wheeler etc.

 

It will take a while for it to charge a dead battery , if that was the case , use the bigger battery charger to get it up to

say 80-90% charged and finish off with the trickle charger.

 

Ive had batteries for years now that Ive started  using the trickle charger.

 

Just me two cents

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