Finding the right trolling motor and battery can be a tall task. There’s a lot of variety out there. Usually someone buying a boat or other watercraft for the first time will have a motor ready to go. But this isn’t always the case, and eventually every trolling motor will need an upgrade, repair, or replacement of its battery.
Having an understanding of how trolling motors, their batteries, and how their different varieties work is essential. For example, the difference between trolling motors that can function in saltwater versus freshwater. It’s also essential to understand key facts surrounding the lifespan of trolling motor batteries.
Let’s go through all you need to know about trolling motor batteries and we’ll start with the basics.
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What is a trolling motor?
For anyone yet to be familiarised with the ins and outs of trolling motors and their batteries a brief overview is useful.
Trolling motors are standalone units that affix to a boat, either at the bow or the stern. Every motor has controls, a propeller, and the motor itself. Trolling motors are available for boats as well as smaller vessels like kayaks.