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Battery/wiring help

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Bought a "stripped" boat last fall and am now getting around to setting it up.  Original plan was to add a Blue Sea ACR, but due to layout of boat (25' walk around) I don't think this will work.  The only place to mount a second (house) battery is 9' from starting battery.  From research online this does not sound like a good set up.

I'm thinking now of just running a battery with 2 downriggers (Big Jon), Lowrance Elite 7, and marine radio hooked up to it.  Questions are will this work?  Would a Group 29 DC last all day trolling?  Will the marine radio and downriggers interfere with the Lowrance?  

 

Thanks

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i did this same setup with a 21ft Grady several years ago..and yes it did work.minus the marine radio...but the battery was always charged whilst running in on the main motor ,or charged up overnight ,whilst dockside....

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Weak wiring to the radio is the cause of a poor transmission signal. You must use 8 gauge wiring, both positive and negative polarity, to power your radio for full 25 watt output.

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If you're going to run on a single battery I would want the biggest one I could find. I would look into a 31 group battery dimensions are very similar to the 29. In my old boat I had 2 29 group batteries on a switch, I could run radio, 2 electric riggers, a helix 9, fishawk, and livewells all day and still have enough juice left to start the main. I never actually had to switch to the 2nd battery.

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