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Garmin TR1 Gold

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Anyway, I am switching over from using a trolling motor in conjunction with my kicker to using just a kicker with TR1.  I made this switch for two reasons: 1) My trolling motor really could only steer my boat with the wind at our backs unless it was REALLY calm and 2) We always had to find a camp site with electric service to recharge batteries if we planned to fish two days in a row.

 

My kicker is a 2008 Yamaha F15 which puts out 6.5 amps at 1000 RPM and 10 amps at 3000 rpm.  I will run the TR1 off the battery hooked to the kicker.  My question is this:  Do I need to worry about that battery going dead on a long day on the water or will a charge between 6.5 and 10 amps keep me going all day?

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Your battery will be fine , I have 2 that stay charged even running downriggers and other gadgets . Just make sure you bring them to full charge every few days at home or dock .

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Thank you. I've found that you really have to 'pick your days' when operating a small boat on the Great Lakes, so I'll decide to embark on a weekend fishing trip only when conditions are ideal. By the time I decide to go, I can usually only find non electric campsites. When I had to rely on a trolling motor for autopilot, I'd have no way to recharge. You confirmed I should be able to fish a couple days without having to recharge batteries. I hope this TR1 works out as well as I think it will. I couldn't find a single negative comment from anyone that actually owns one


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Worse case scenario, you could always purchase a small generator like a 1000 watt one. They are handy when camping can run lights and electronics ect. We have one I used to use on my boat for fishing all night to keep batteries up while trolling with a older 2 stroke kicker. Just a thought.

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Worse case scenario, you could always purchase a small generator like a 1000 amp one.



I think you meant to write watt not amp. A 1k amp generator would be about the size of a small locomotive.



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3 hours ago, John E Powell said:

 


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I think you meant to write watt not amp. A 1k amp generator would be about the size of a small locomotive.emoji16.png



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A Yea that would take a 454 Chevy if that would spin it:lol: thanks for pointing that out!!!

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Your gonna love the tr-1 gold especially fishing solo. I have one on my 06’ yamaha 15hp 4 stroke and I’ll put one one every boat I own. It functions great, pretty easy to install and calibrate yourself. I go pretty far offshore though as up in the Henderson area it’s a haul to get to the fish but on 2 different boats I’ve had, never had issues with a dead battery unless I left my lights on or some dumb thing.


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Yeah, I can't wait to use the TR1 this spring. I've been using a bow mount for my autopilot and I'm tired of worrying about keeping the trolling motor batteries charged. Now, I'll only use the TM for inland fishing which is infrequent.


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Look at me creating duplicate and partial posts.
 
Anyway, I am switching over from using a trolling motor in conjunction with my kicker to using just a kicker with TR1.  I made this switch for two reasons: 1) My trolling motor really could only steer my boat with the wind at our backs unless it was REALLY calm and 2) We always had to find a camp site with electric service to recharge batteries if we planned to fish two days in a row.
 
My kicker is a 2008 Yamaha F15 which puts out 6.5 amps at 1000 RPM and 10 amps at 3000 rpm.  I will run the TR1 off the battery hooked to the kicker.  My question is this:  Do I need to worry about that battery going dead on a long day on the water or will a charge between 6.5 and 10 amps keep me going all day?

I have a 7.5 honda with a tr1 and i run everthing and my licker keeps it charged you wont ever want to fish with out it again


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