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  1. #16
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    I mounted one on my yak for the long runs. I have fished over 7 hrs. no problem. I did not run it the whole time. In the past using a trolling motor on a Bass Hunter, size 24 battery, and we fished a 10 hour day no problem. Best question is, How good it your battery?
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  3. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewYakker View Post
    Whatever your trolling motor is, there should be a section in the owners manual or available online that will show you the Amp draw. That'll typically be the max draw. So if it's 15ah draw and a 45ah battery you know you'll have roughly 3hrs at max thrust in a perfect scenario.
    That does not sound bad at all. I was mostly curious to see if installing a TM at the transom of the Kayak will be better than using the outboard but I think I will stay with the thought of the Outboard just because I don't live near the ocean so I'll have to travel for the weekend and dealing with battery charging on a hotel/motel is a little of a pain. Well thanks for the info it seems very simple to figure out that way.
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