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I have an 1994 Alumnacraft Lunker V16 LTD. I have a transom mount and a bow mount trolling motor. I have 2 deep cycle batteries one stores cleanly under the splashwell in the rear, the other is in the open, up against the casting deck, my question is; can I put the battery for the bow mount in the back to clean up the floor clutter (what repercussions will running the wire that far have and if not what guage should I use)?
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You should be ok but will lose some performance due to the cable length. Not a major deal, however. I think 8 or 10 guage is about right. The thicker the better.

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I have a 1997 Alumacraft Lunker LTD. I assume our boats are nearly identical. My trolling motor battery is in the forward right storage compartment (in the casting platform). The boat was factory wired for it to be placed there and there is a battery tray with securing strap there, too.

Is yours not like this? I suppose you do lose a little storage space, but the boat came like that, so I never gave it a second thought.

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Thanks for the replies! Huskminn I believe your boat is white, mine is grey and the storge under the front casting decks is shallower than yours. I appreciate the help. I f you have any more suggestions pass them on!

Thanks Again!

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Addicted,

There was an article in last months Walleye-Insider on rigging your boat and in there they where saying to use 6 gauge wire for the Bow Mount trolling motor. Hope this helps!!

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