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...... on the MinnKota or Guide elect. trollers , but doubtful by much savings ... remember , if it has a problem , any problem , even if it's only you who perceives it as a problem ... Bass Pro whill simply give you a new one in exchange or your money back , either way w/o question , it's your call .
Try that with discount Joe's and you're likely not going to appreciate the answers they give you .
As for deep cycle marine batts. , they need to be hot charged during 1st phase , 10 amps. is best recommended . I suppose a solar trickle charge during actual use couldn't hurt anything though , but definately not good for batt. maintenance (remember , 10 amp. hot charge for 1st phase on marine deep cycle batts.) , or you'll severely shorten it's life and in the interim have less and less run time endurance until it finally dies . Got to get them cookin on 1st phase , amp. reduction charging 2nd phase , then trickle charge , your batts. should always be connected to the 3 phase charger when not in use .