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    Posted: 12 January 2021 at 23:30
great.   should be about 10 minutes to installl.

50 oF  WOW  swimming weather.

high today here was 26 oF, froze my buns off hunting.
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good news trouble found, good news it will be fixed, no cost to you is good too except for the troubles and frustrations of being stranded twice on account of it. Here's a smile for you Big smile
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AngryAngry Man, spend the money on brand new and have issues...here's to hoping this is fixed quick and nothing else causes problems for years to come.
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Boat Up Date.
No "Certified" dealer here for Brigg and Straiten motors.
There are a few Dealers that sell lawnmowers and such.
The Mud Buddy people got with the Factory Briggs rep and gave us the OK to have one of them work on it.
We took it in today, they checked it out and said it has a bad voltage regulator.
They got with the Factory rep and have a New one coming, next week maybe. To bad it is not today, temp is 50* and plenty of water...
I'm hoping there is no more problems.ClapDead
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How much room you got on that thing? Seen a Tesla on a flatbed that did a tumble. battery is probably still good! I can do a bit of research on capacitor packs for you and we can attempt a "ludicrous speed" option for your trolling motor.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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We have a PerCo battery switch coming to keep from having to jump off one to the other, it should keep both charging off the motor also.
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Boats do eat batteries, the starting batteries.

Found it best to replace one every 3 years.  About 10 years ago I put two batteries in my boat with a switch for 1,2, or both.  Not been stranded since then.  Did require me to wire in a second bildge pump, one on each battery.
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WE got Interstate batteries for both.
 The Boy gets a GREAT firefighters discount.
The price was not as big a thing as wasting ALL day dinking with it.
I know for a fact they will make it good when they all get back from the holiday.


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Originally posted by d4570 d4570 wrote:

YUP an expensive American made boat with an American made motor and a chines battery???Confused

AngryAngryAngry Interstate or Exide would be my first choice. Cat batteries are awesome as well if you can find one that fits, they are made by New Penn Mfg (Deka)


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Well Dale I'd consider getting a BIG "ah" battery like in your truck with lots of starting power and energy. One with a 72 mth warranty too.  As big as will fit in the battery box on the boat. But it surely is a pi$$er to have that trouble right out of the starting gate. Sure hope the boat seller takes care of it for you. 
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YUP an expensive American made boat with an American made motor and a chines battery???Confused
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Boy, that's enough to pi$$ off the pope!! Brand new boat and it leaves ya!! Man, makes my blood boil just thinking about it. Glad it's something simple, but still...AngryAngry
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beware of icebergs in the Missouri!!

there is a resemblence to LeoConfused
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......because he looks like Leo DiCaprio?
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I'm glad to see you got that problem ironed out. 

I'm not really a boat guy but I can't help but think of the Titanic every time I see one of your pictures boating through icy waters. 

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It can only get better.  As you know, cold can kill a weak battery; works at 70 oF but dies at 2o oF. 

 I keep an extra battery in my SUV always.  I couldn't figure out why I had battery problems one year;ate them and would still have a dead battery.  Headlight switch was bad and would leave the lamps on.  New switch, problem gone, but I still check the headlights at the front of the vehicle everytime I walk away!!!
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After an 1 1/2 hour drive in thick fog still black as sin we pulled in to the dirt boat ramp on the Missouri river. The thermometer on the truck said 4*. Rafts of slush ice flowed past us at the ramp. A few whacks with a spud bar broke most the ice OFF the dirt bank we where using as a ramp, the strong currant flushed it away. We backed into the black water, the boat instantly froze to the carpet covered bunks, first thing this spring we will put on roller bunks. We had the air-cooled motor running wail we loaded and got the boat ready, still running in the water. I helped the motor get the boat broke free and about ready to turn it loose. it died. We hit the key and it would not turn...
Dang we drug it out, tryer to jump it off the trolling motor, no good.
Up on the flat we un hooked and mover the truck around and put the jumper cables on it and let it charge for an hour. it fired right up and we got it in the water and off we go the sky was light by then we felt good. About 5 miles up stream it stumbled and stopped running, and the batter was dead as it can get. it is an EFI motor and the computer will not let it run or charge if there is no battery.
This battery is buried in the bowels of the boat and extremally hard to get to. We could not get the other battery into its spot and the cables where to short, jumper cables would not stay hooked up.
Now what? We walked back to the truck and got the truck battery that would fit and walked back with it and some proper tools. About noon now and it had warmed up to about 25*. We drove the boat back to the ramp put it on the bank put the truck battery back in, put the trailer in the water then wrestled the boat in to the trailer and hand winched it up. WOW what a hunting trip. Unloaded our gear out of the boat, and home. Here there are no "Mud buddy" dealers or work shops. We found a place that checked the charging system and battery. It is charging fine but the New batter with under 10 hours on it was junk. We got two battery's one for starting the other is for trolling, lights, and fox pro but it WILL fit in as a back up for the starting system. "MUD BUDDY" Wii be paying for a new battery, but we are back up and running for the morning...


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Thanks.
 The boy and his wife were out in it today goosen.
Limits both, and a fun boat ride.
12/27/20 30* and still using the boat.
We are going out at butt 30 to do some night calling in the boat.
 Calling for a low of +10* tonight, but little wind, sound like fun???
Let you know how a mud motor digs through ice.Dead
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