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    Craig, that sounds like a good plan provided the...

    Craig, that sounds like a good plan provided the 12V retrieve speed is acceptable; Catfan is correct that you CANNOT directly place two 12s in series while each is electrically configured for...
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    If the 40amp breaker is not tripping on trolling...

    If the 40amp breaker is not tripping on trolling motor ran at full speed, something is amiss as the 80lb Mks draw well over that....perhaps you have too small of wire or inefficient connections...
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    Lead chemistry type affects water use.....Calcium...

    Lead chemistry type affects water use.....Calcium lead type batteries sometimes referred to as commercial batteries use almost no water until at near end of life. Easy to care for and offers better...
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    Dual Pro in the past has stated their chargers...

    Dual Pro in the past has stated their chargers manufactured prior to having the DeltaVolt charging profile were not compatible with AGMs. A year 2000 Dual Pro was made several years before the...
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    A manufacturer of Lithium Ion cells someday will...

    A manufacturer of Lithium Ion cells someday will surely begin producing marine batteries.

    That will allow much more efficient large scale battery manufacturing and mass distribution through...
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    Higher battery voltages in excess of what was...

    Higher battery voltages in excess of what was designed would result in higher temps being present in a trolling motor's motor windings and the chopper circuit drivers in the control boards.....Minn...
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    To add.... The fuse at the battery remains...

    To add....

    The fuse at the battery remains necessary for protecting the wiring to the bow and its value best should be checked to confirm is is equal or larger value fuse than what value is...
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    :thumb up2: Have seen only offshore and Great...

    :thumb up2: Have seen only offshore and Great Lakes rigs stay close to keeping a cranking battery properly fully charged.

    Might keep house battery as wired separately while charging the cranking...
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    Being experienced as a major equip manufacturer...

    Being experienced as a major equip manufacturer manager, I'd say any internal repair serviceing work is subject to voiding warranty. If it is under warranty and whether wear/neglect/abuse or not,...
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    180 RC minutes if true is typically fine for most...

    180 RC minutes if true is typically fine for most boaters and with high CCAs well more than is needed for cranking an engine several times and running just one graph in a day.

    Check with a...
  12. Remember watering systems will freeze/bust in...

    Remember watering systems will freeze/bust in freezing temps.
  13. Might consider: 1)calcium lead acid...

    Might consider:

    1)calcium lead acid (commercial) batteries as their chemistry does not consume water during their normal life. Plan though on replacing them on more of a regular basis than...
  14. You refer to keeping a top charge?..... but...

    You refer to keeping a top charge?..... but arriving back at the dock after a days fishing,your batteries would be already heavily discharged requiring bulk and fill stage charging and not low power...
  15. ???? You planning to go back and forth all night...

    ???? You planning to go back and forth all night to reach cabin power recharging the jump starter?

    A portable jumper starter is not going to recharge one (or two) discharged deep cycle large...
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    Yes, potential overheating and boat fire issue if...

    Yes, potential overheating and boat fire issue if you haven't consulted Ranger for approval.........The factory engineer already set up the boat's wiring for needed protection at 20 amps; not 25.
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    99% of 20 amp hours is still ~20 amp...

    99% of 20 amp hours is still ~20 amp hours.....the batteries apparently were never being asked to do very much as they reportedly charged back up in < two hours on only a 10 amp charger.
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    If 10 amps fully charge any battery (Lithium,...

    If 10 amps fully charge any battery (Lithium, lead acid or whatever) in less than 2 hours, the battery at most only supplied <20 Amp-hours; seems could not have been used heavily or the battery would...
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    Sampling the AC voltage of a plugged in battery...

    Sampling the AC voltage of a plugged in battery charger with an AC splitter may not equate to the peak demands of the load or later possible loads..... especially if you at that time of measurement...
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    Its not an attached lamp cord or tv power cord....

    Its not an attached lamp cord or tv power cord. It is a general purpose power distribution (extension) cord.

    If we are plugging it into a residential 15 amp AC outlet and consider for fire...
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    To add to the earlier reply if using one charger...

    To add to the earlier reply if using one charger bank for both batteries...

    The optimum connection for charging two batteries in parallel typically is to
    1)connect the negative charger lead to...
  22. You already did speak with Yandina...

    You already did speak with Yandina .....Ann-Marie.
  23. Leaving powered 24/7 for a Dual Pro (Ranger...

    Leaving powered 24/7 for a Dual Pro (Ranger branded) charger is best...goes to environmental float (30 days voltage fully off) stage preventing overcharging.

    Putting such a charger on any timer...
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  25. Certainly not an expert on big vessel power...

    Certainly not an expert on big vessel power mangagment. A 135 watt solar panel will not equate to a 135 watt power source....may average < 3 to 5 amps output at 13.5 Volts over a 24 hour mostly...
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