Ok I'm sold on the livewell, ill be sure to keep that around. So you are saying go ahead and buy the good/bigger cables eh? Makes a big difference?Sawdust Farmer wrote:I'd go with just one battery, place it where it balances best. No longer than your boat is the current/voltage loss won't be too bad with decent size cables. If you run it down with the trolling motor you can always pull start.aeviaanah wrote:Ok will do. You think I should exclude the livewell?Hanr3 wrote:Put the starting battery up front too. That will help balance the load.
Find out the weight of your batteries.
Typically the three heaviest items (excluding people) is the motor, batteries, and gas tank. Balance those three out the best you can.
As for the live well, I think you need one to fish. It doesn't have to be full all the time and doesn't weigh much empty.
From what I understand there are three types of batteries. One for trolling motors (deep cycle?), one for starting engines and equipment and a dual purpose? Do all three work as well for the trolling motors?
Yea good point, I thought moving the fuel tank and battery in the third seat would help balance the weight a bit closer to the bow. I havent decided exactly how I will place those but good point. I could put a layer of foam then plywood and a the stuff on top of that. What you think? Ill be sure to make the livewell lid sturdy enough for a seat. Thanks.FuzzyGrub wrote:The space between the 3rd bench and transom is generally not used. I'd keep the foam in the bench and locate the fuel and if keeping 2nd battery behind it. Saves always flippin the lid up to see how much fuel is left, too.
Keep in mind with whatever lid you have on the livewell, the passenger will be sitting on it while under way.
That may throw the weight displacement off. Lets see what they have to say.Jdholmes wrote:Valid point about the live well lid if you have someone sitting there...but what about doing a smaller lid on the live well and offsetting the passenger seat.