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Old 05-12-08, 07:25 PM   #1
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This time is my question is about recharging the batteries. My boat has a total of four Optimax batteries (3 for the electric motor and 1 crankin' battery). Over the weekend I took the boat out on an electric only lake and ran the Minn Kota for about 3 hours. Should I recharge the batteries for the electric motor or should I continue to use the batteries until the charge runs low?

Also, should I plug in my maintainer for the crankin' battery every now and then if I am not going to use the outboard within the next couple weeks?

Once again, I thank everyone for their help.
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Old 05-12-08, 09:33 PM   #2
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I Would Recharge Batterys After Every Use. On My Jon Boat I Use Only The Two Batterry On The Boat ,but With Out You Running The Outboard The Battery For Starting Do Not Get A Charge. I Belive They Charge Off Of The Outboard. The Trolling Batterys Should Be Charged After Every Use.
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Old 05-13-08, 05:02 AM   #3
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my opinion is to ALWAYS keep your charger/maintainer hooked up. it's better for your batteries in the long run
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Old 05-13-08, 09:02 AM   #4
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Also, should I plug in my maintainer for the crankin' battery every now and then if I am not going to use the outboard within the next couple weeks?
charge the batteries after every use.. charge the crank battery every 4 uses..optima's kick it.. i have used them for over 2 years now.no problem..


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