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    So I have been running a 12v Minn Kota I-pilot,55#, on a 29 series Everstart. It now has a dead cell, got 4 years out of it. I never ran it dead while fishing. Does anyone run same motor on a 24 or 27 series, does it go all day? Just seeing about down sizing a tad maybe. Most of my use is trolling jigs 0.6-1.2 mph.

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    I wouldn’t go smaller, I run group 31 Dekas

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    I've used the Everstart Maxx on the same trolling motor and the same technique. The last two Everstart Maxx batteries lasted 7 and 8 years respectively and they push my boat almost all day unless it's really windy. I also have run it about the same with a Group 27 Optima Blue Top. My boat is a 17' Whaler. Not the lightest but still not too awful heavy. I charge batteries right after I get home from a trip.
    Last edited by kelbro; 10-21-2019 at 06:59 PM.
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    I run 2 group 27 hooked together on my 55 Terrova. I have run just one 27 all day spider rigging all day with no problem. WM batteries.
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    Just got new battery in and hooked up. After reading replies made since not downsizing. Took Gobbler suggestion, went with a Group 31. Itís not a Deka, got one from Battery Tree in Kernersville. Couple friends have had good luck with their batteries recently so giving them a shot. Thanks for the replies. Hoping to give it a whirl tomorrow, be under the I-73 bridge on Randleman if nothing pops up tween now and 0600.

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    Deka definitely the choice. You can search on line but Deka makes a lot of batteries for other companies. The Duracell sold at Sams is a Deka. The NAPA battery is a Deka. I was told they are same quality and I use them with no issues. Check behind me but just my experience.

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