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10kman10kman Posts: 587 Officer
  Had some concerns that my electric motor seemed to lack the power
as the day went on.I have a licensed marine electrican in my area and I asked him 
to check and see how much was getting thru.
     He checked both sets of terminals on the marine battery.Interesting
the thin terminal was supplying 1/2 of what the thicker terminals was able
to supply.He also changed out the starting battery and replaced with HD
connectors.I will let you know how that works out,since the elec.motor
has to be in the water. 



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  • HannahBargeHannahBarge AustraliaPosts: 5 Greenhorn
    Thank you for sharing this information. My friend is also facing the same problem with her mother, it is not supplying the proper power. we have checked the power at the terminals of battery, but there is no problem. Please do share how it works in the water so that we can take the reference on this.

  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,151 Officer
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    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 587 Officer
      Mentioned I would tell forum about change in battery
    terminals and if any change.My voltmeter on the dash
    measured 15.0-15.2,No change here.
       On the elec.motor,have no way of measuring and a
    very strong current Fri. so no change noted yet.
       However we get catch a 28"snook.Snook,in the slot
    and over getting more and more after hard freeze killed
    1000's a number of years ago.

  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,151 Officer
    Too bad you had to reel in that old snook while checking out your batteries. Thanks for posting
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
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