I have a Duralast 24MD that I have been happy with. I have a hand control motor on the back of my boat that I use this battery for as well. After leaving the master switch on several times and draining the battery down completely, I have always been able to charge it back up.
I used to think the same way, but after the battery going dead on me while on the lake, I now put mine on a charger after each trip out.
Fisherman's Prayer I pray that I may live to fish Until my dying day And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray: When in the Lord's great landing net And peacefully asleep, That in His mercy I be Judged BIG ENOUGH TO KEEP.
Well took battery to AutoZone and they tested and said its good. I want to believe them but don't want stranded on a lake at night and boat won't start. Anywho I was reading where some motors have a fuse that can blow and stop motor from charging battery. Also I'm gonna take Princecrafts idea and charge before every trip.
rhouser wrote:also this might be a dumb question, but does your outboard have an alternator, i know they all dont have them
Not sure but I thought so. Need to read into it more in the service manual. I have had it for 2 years now and never charged it except during the winter months. I am a little nervous about it now and will charge after every use and the night before I plan on heading out. It's a bad feeling being on Lake James and go to leave and it won't start. I do however keep jumper cables on the boat just in case. I started boat with my trolling battery.