Battery for tinny

Submitted: Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 16:22
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Ive just purchased a fish finder and need to get a deacent battery that will power it. I also have a honda 4stroke 20hp. Batterys have never realy been my thing so hopin to get some reliable feedback on battery choice. Nothing else will be powered as its a pull start.The hondas have a good charging set up as im told but going to remote areas id like to connect it to my solar panel or in some way linked to my car when travelling.

Can anyone suggest a good battery sealed of course and options for keeping it charged. I have an anderson plug with 3 points so i can charge my dual batteries and my camper already so im thinking sacrafice the camper to charge the 3rd battery that way. Is that a valid option to take.
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Reply By: gbc - Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 17:43

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 17:43
One of the 7.5 ah deep cycles is all you need. One runs the sounder on my fishing kayak for 3 Day trips and still has power to burn.
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 21:44

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 21:44
I bought mine from Jaycar. It runs my combo unit for a couple of days at a time.
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 19:21

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 19:21
same here. Will last 3 or 4 days minimum .....being on for at least 5 hours at a time.
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Reply By: Bigfish - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:25

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:25
I,d go for something like this..

The reason behind this is that it is very light weight, can be used till flat(although better not to), will last for ages and has a lot of storage for your needs. Owning a boat you may want to install a radio, or live bait pump or lights further down the track. This battery has the capacity to do this. $200 is good value. The honda will charge at about 5 amps(if I remember right) so will suit this battery. Read the blurb about it and make up your own mind.

Good luck
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Reply By: Member - Ned - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 15:43

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 15:43
Thanks guys. Bcf have the century batteries. Im thinkin i might go that way for now. Im headin off sat for 2 weeks so time is against me.Heard century werent that good but the one i got in my recently purchased 2nd hand camper was new and handled a trek around pilbara well last year.

Ill check em out anyway and see if i can lend a mates for this trip. Had a look on ebay too. A whole new can o worms for me. Feedback and links appreciated.

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