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Why the lithium for Ellicatch? A well maintained set of AGMs will do the job for many years (that’s what everyone used before lithium) and are much cheaper. I would go max power on the electric and max battery size in Gel/AGM so you never have to worry about running out of spotlocking power. The more powerful electric will use less power to keep you on the spot in current and drain your batteries slower

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Haha. We shall not speak of this. I can't talk about it without wanting a smoke.

 

In other news I've measured up and will only require a 54" shaft.

I've settled on a Minn Kota Terrova w/Ipilot, lift assist, bluetooth and phone controllable. $550 dearer than the iDrive, but those extras suit me.

Price       $3549
Freight    $   27.50
LiFe batt $ 849
Cable      $     15.15
Crct Brkr $100
Charger   $500            Ctek Pro 25S
Plate        $459.35
Total       $5500

The extras certainly add up. If you can see I've missed anything, please let me know. I'll be taking the finance proposal to Mrs ellicat this weekend.

 

 

 

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I’ll save you some $$ Brian 

Circuit breaker

my eBay special works a treat

ill save you another $127.50:

just rock in to your local and pick it up!

Minn Kota

if $$ is an issue you could save another $500 on AGM over lithium  I looked and a comparable LiFe battery was only 30% lighter. Given you are only using the one battery you should consider this

 

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5 hours ago, Hweebe said:

What made you change your mind on the Lithium option? Price?

Pretty much. A few people convincing me I'd get 10 years out of it if cared for properly, at which time I will probably go lithium for a fraction of the current cost.

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18 hours ago, ellicat said:

Pretty much. A few people convincing me I'd get 10 years out of it if cared for properly, at which time I will probably go lithium for a fraction of the current cost.

Will the 130ah be enough? You do have a tendency to sometimes fish dawn to dusk. Would be ideal if you could spot lock all day and not have to use the anchor at all.

 

 

 

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No idea, fair while ago.

It's only a set wires to go from your charge circuit to your 

electric battery so it gets charged the same as your engine battery does.

It came from my Mercury dealer I dont know if they made them up or not.

It probably wasn't genuine from Mercury.

Just check what your dealer suggests or marine lecky.It'd be pretty simple fix.

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