Fishing kayaks have evolved rapidly from basic paddling designs to fully motorized kayaks complete with sophisticated GPS technology. Additionally, electronic accessories such as sonar, GPS, shallow water anchors, and lighting are all commonly installed on modern fishing kayaks. Choosing the right power source is critical to successful days on the water. In this video we discuss sealed lead acid versus lithium batteries as well as how much battery you might need to meet your power requirements.
In particular we discuss battery sizing for various sonar or fish finders and choosing the right battery capacity for powering your trolling motor on motorized kayaks such as the AutoPilot and 106 Powered by Minn Kota from the Old Town Sportsman line.
Contents of this Video
00:00 – Intro
01:24 – Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) vs. Lithium (LiFePO4) Batteries
03:05 – Voltage Output
04:49 – Choosing a Battery for Accessories
07:15 – Choosing a Battery for Trolling Motors
11:41 – Using Separate Batteries
12:09 – Determining Capacity Needs
Read the full blog article here: https://www.oldtowncanoe.com/blog/article/choosing-right-battery-your-fishing-electronics-and-motorized-kayak
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