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by JNG
21 Sep 2019, 19:46
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery charger help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Battery charger help needed.

DaleH, I wholeheartedly agree.
by JNG
21 Sep 2019, 08:42
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery charger help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Battery charger help needed.

I think I've found what I'm looking for-

https://www.centurywelding.com/CenturyK3152-1.shtml


As for not liking the modern push button automatic only chargers, they just seem to be very very cheaply made. I'll also look into the Se-1010. Was not aware those were still made. Thanks!
by JNG
15 Sep 2019, 19:21
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery charger help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Battery charger help needed.

My old Schumacher charger kicked the bucket after two decades or more of faithful service. I have been looking online for a replacement. I now have a headache from trying to find a simple basic charger. Mine had a switch for automatic or manual charging. It had a switch for 2amp 6 volt or 10 amp 12 ...
by JNG
15 Sep 2019, 15:47
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Decided to go finesse

I prefer finesse/life like presentations. Produce better for me than swimbaits or other giant sized lures.
by JNG
15 Sep 2019, 15:43
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 17
Views: 1144

Decking thats not wood

When I was outfitting my new 1542, I pondered the exact same question. I wanted a rot proof 'forever' floor that was a light as possible. I took a risk based on literally just a couple of guys on this forum who had tried it. I used FRP. I used the 1.5" thick Owens Corning Foamular 250 between the ri...
by JNG
12 May 2019, 15:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: trolling rod holders
Replies: 10
Views: 890

trolling rod holders

Tite-Loc clamp on or Scotty.
by JNG
12 May 2019, 15:53
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junk or Gem - Trophy Strike Trolling Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Junk or Gem - Trophy Strike Trolling Motor

There is a reason why Minnkota and Motorguide are still 'Kings of the mountain' in a market awash with cheap trolling motors. It's because none of the cheapies come close to the initial quality and long term reliability of MK and MG. And what about parts/service when something does eventually breaks...
by JNG
28 Apr 2019, 10:46
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Some thoughts on batteries for small tin boats.
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

Some thoughts on batteries for small tin boats.

I bought the batteries last fall when I started wiring the boat. Without looking for the receipt and going by memory, I want to say I paid $153 +/- for each battery. I had no battery to turn in for the 'core charge'. So after tax and core charge the cost was just under $350 +/-. I'm still impressed ...
by JNG
22 Apr 2019, 20:42
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Battery life without a charging system

Further more I just remembered that when I was planning the layout for the new Jon boat, I went to the local Interstate battery store with wiring diagram in hand. The counter guy I got seemed to be more knowledgeable than the typical dumb counter jockey that seems to get that job. I explained what I...
by JNG
22 Apr 2019, 20:24
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Battery life without a charging system

I have no reason to lie. That's what Interstate told me in reference to their brand of deep cycle marine battery I was using back then. Johnson Controls told me that in reference to the deep cycles I use to back up the fire alarm controls at my place of work. While each battery is smaller than the t...
by JNG
20 Apr 2019, 19:52
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Battery life without a charging system

12 volt lead acid flooded cell deep cycle or dual purpose batteries are best charged via a charger that has an output of 10-15 amps. These batts need an input of 10-15 amps for the best life span and proper charging. This is straight from Johnson Controls recently and Interstate told me basically th...
by JNG
20 Apr 2019, 11:23
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Battery life without a charging system

Ahhhhhh........

The ole trickle charger. They do NOT properly charge a deep cycle battery. Period. Buy a 12 volt charger that inputs 10-15 amps. It can be an automatic charger or a manual.
by JNG
20 Apr 2019, 07:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Battery life without a charging system

So your TM would draw somewhere between 25 and 30 amps. Just go with 27 amps it will be close enough. If you post what your battery is I can look up the specs for you. For example Autozone 29dp-dl or Interstate srm-27. Sometimes the company selling the battery hides the amps hour info from consumers...
by JNG
19 Apr 2019, 20:50
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Battery life without a charging system

Are you referring to how long the battery will power your stuff before a recharge? If so what matters is the amp hour/reserve capacity in minutes capacity of your deep cycle. Fish finders generally don't draw enough amperage to matter. As a real rough general rule of thumb you can assume your trolli...
by JNG
19 Apr 2019, 16:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Some thoughts on batteries for small tin boats.
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

Some thoughts on batteries for small tin boats.

Been out a few more times since my last post. I still have not pulled the batteries down more than 25%. Last Saturday's trip was a doozy. Windy and I was pulling cranks for saugereye. Really expected to see a significant drop in the batteries state of charge after that trip. Nope, only pulled about ...