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Is Group 24 the smallest deep cycle battery out there? I'm thinking of buying a trolling motor for my kayak, and want to keep the weight down. Thanks.

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Batteries go all the way down to some of the smaller SLA batteries for kids ride-ons. For example, here's one for a scooter:



And one for a ride-on:



And even smaller, for a computer backup system or security system:




It all depends on how long and how fast you want to run your trolling motor. There will be something to fit your application.

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I have used a tractor battery on a small john boat wit a 30 lb thrust motor
it would last for about 2 hours on low speed
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Thanks guys. What would be the next smaller deep cycle battery to a Group 24? I'm thinking of a Minn Kota 40 lb. thrust, Endura Max(variable speed).

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You don't need 40# thrust on a kayak. I've used a 17# thrust motor on a kayak and that was probably overkill. That is good news though, smaller trolling motor means smaller battery for the same run time.

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Andy Taylor » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:14 pm wrote:Thanks guys. What would be the next smaller deep cycle battery to a Group 24? I'm thinking of a Minn Kota 40 lb. thrust, Endura Max(variable speed).
are you planning on pulling water skiers ??? a small 30 lb thrust is more than enough
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redbug » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:45 am wrote:
Andy Taylor » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:14 pm wrote:Thanks guys. What would be the next smaller deep cycle battery to a Group 24? I'm thinking of a Minn Kota 40 lb. thrust, Endura Max(variable speed).
are you planning on pulling water skiers ??? a small 30 lb thrust is more than enough
No. :) I'm thinking of a 40 lb. thrust because I'd like to get the variable speed feature. The Minn Kota Endura Max series starts at 40 lb. and goes up.

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that's a big motor (in size) to put on a yak even with the shortest shaft ot will be big. another thing to remember that at least here in PA any time you add a motor even to a yak it need to be registered
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redbug » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:57 pm wrote:that's a big motor (in size) to put on a yak even with the shortest shaft ot will be big. another thing to remember that at least here in PA any time you add a motor even to a yak it need to be registered
It would need to be registered here also, but it's cheap. They have a 40 lb. model with a 30" shaft(variable speed). The top of my seat is 12" above the floor, so I think the 30" shaft would work well.

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Wow that thing is gonna get on plane with a 40# lol.

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Dark3 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:51 pm wrote:Wow that thing is gonna get on plane with a 40# lol.
I have the Nucanoe Frontier 12', and in the forum there, a couple guys said they used a 30 lb. thrust motor, and they could paddle faster. So I don't know what to think.

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Oh..well maybe. I have a 30 on my 14 and it rolls good, not enough tho. Im fixin to go upto a 55# terrova with link whrn I grow enough balls to hit the "checkout" button on a 1400 follar purchase lo

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Thanks. I'm thinking of a 40 lb. thrust and a Group 24 battery.

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Dark3 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:18 pm wrote:Oh..well maybe. I have a 30 on my 14 and it rolls good, not enough tho. Im fixin to go upto a 55# terrova with link whrn I grow enough balls to hit the "checkout" button on a 1400 follar purchase lo

Grow up fast. And then post a video of this..

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I have a Nucanoe Frontier 12 and I ditched my 30lb thrust and put the 55lb Endura Max on. The 30 was not enough ....the 55 worked great! I can fish a lot longer with the 55 Endura Max too....

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