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I am currently running a 70 riptide 24v and am gonna buy a new troller within the next couple weeks. I'm either going to get a minn kota 24v 80 or 36v 101. My question is, is the runtime any longer for a 36v than a 24v, and would I have to do anything other than getting another battery? thanks
 

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If you're going to upgrade, go with the 101. More voltage = Less Amps = More Runtime. Also, I don't know what size wire you have now, but you'll probably want to upgrade to 6 AWG.
 

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What size boat you got?I have the 101 minn kota on a 20 foot alumaweld and it drags it around pretty good. On high speed it draws 46 amps.The run time all depends on how heavy a load your pullin and how fast your tryin to pull it.I generally only run mine at 1/4 to 3/8 power and i can shoot all night 8 hours.
 

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If you're going to upgrade, go with the 101. More voltage = Less Amps = More Runtime. Also, I don't know what size wire you have now, but you'll probably want to upgrade to 6 AWG.
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[101 #]46 amps @ 36 volts = 1658 watts
[80 #]58 amps @ 24 volts = 1392 watts
If you pick up any run time it will because of the extra battery or the bigger troller is not having to work as hard to pull the boat.
 

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What size boat you got?I have the 101 minn kota on a 20 foot alumaweld and it drags it around pretty good. On high speed it draws 46 amps.The run time all depends on how heavy a load your pullin and how fast your tryin to pull it.I generally only run mine at 1/4 to 3/8 power and i can shoot all night 8 hours
ive got a 1860 and i dont run very fast unless im crossing the river or trying to keep from hitting something while the current is pushing me down river. thanks
 

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Not sure what size wire you got now,but i upgraded to 6 ga. bonded wire i got from cabelas.Buy a little extra and you can make your battery jump wires with it.A 101lb. would move your boat pretty quick.Its always better to have to much then not enuf when it comes to trolling motors.
 

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We have a 101 on the pontoon and it pulls us around great. Batteries last about six hours with five people on the boat and a little breeze to push then pull us from time to time. After six hours we can still move with the troller but you can't chase fish any more.
 

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We have a 101 on the pontoon and it pulls us around great. Batteries last about six hours with five people on the boat and a little breeze to push then pull us from time to time. After six hours we can still move with the troller but you can't chase fish any more.

yea after 6 hours and a couple times mud dogging the troller to get the boat unstuck........im at half throttle......or less

hence...why im building a fan.
 
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