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Jim DE

For those who use electric power...........

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I just ordered a Evertroll battery from Cabelas today. This battery/charger set up used to run $599.99 and tons were sold on the BASS circuit. The reviews of this source of power were in a word...awesome. But, the price was obsurd.

 

In a recession retail sales are bargains on some items. Well this Evertroll battery was listed in the Cabelas Catalog for $299.99 a savings of $300.00. Now, when you consider this is a battery and a charger that is 30% lighter (my wet cell battery was 76lb this is 46lb thats more than 30%), only takes 7 hours to fully charge, runs at full volume till depletion (no slow death wink.gif), has a unconditional 3 year warantee, and claims to runs twice as long as lead acid batteries(my lead acid battery gave me 5-6 hours running a 46lb Riptide Minn Kota trolling motor): the price per value as a primary source of power in a kayak becomes a bargain.

 

Tim and Dubs can tell you what I went through when I pushed the envelope too far one day while fishing and I had to paddle my fully rigged Stealth 2 miles against current and tide after my battery went dead. This was like paddling a sunken mini van.....no fun at all! frown.gif

 

I will keep the board informed on this years project power source and if it is or is not the answer to my prayers. Thought I would pass the value on.

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That's a great price. I spoke with the company earlier in the year because I wanted to see if they could be charged with a solar charger. I think in terms of being remote with all gear, like in baja. Unfortunately I was told that it can't be charged this way. I'll be curious when you get one Jim.

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Jon, The only way to charge is via their dedicated charger and 110v. This charger is integrated within the battery box.

 

Key point is it is a 180ah rated battery at 46lbs of weight....my set up will push this battery to the limit as the 46lb thrust Riptide has a considerable draw with a Fishnbuddy drag and the design of the Stealth (not to mention my 330lb carcas in it). I will be on vacation during the Susky Flats C&R season and will intentionally test the hours of usage during this Aprils time period.

 

I will keep the board informed. It is supposed to be the best available trolling motor power source.....we will see!

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