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Old 04-14-2019, 06:53 PM
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72" or 84" for NW Gulf?
Old 04-14-2019, 06:55 PM
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I dont know that i have seen a 72 on one. I am having an 84" installed on my new 25 build. I dont want it cavitating.
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2-3s is when mine starts to come out of the water some. I don't like to fish in 2-3s, so it usually works out not too much of an inconvenience. I have a 72" Rhodan 24v. I have been pretty happy with it. It has held a spot in all but the strongest currents I fish in.

I would strongly suggest you consider a Stealth charger or something similar which will take excess charging from your engines and put power to your trolling motor batteries. I have charged my batteries once since installing the trolling motor, the day I installed it.
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Originally Posted by thirdcoaststroker View Post
I dont know that i have seen a 72 on one. I am having an 84" installed on my new 25 build. I dont want it cavitating.
Bill is installing a Minn kota 72" on one now and recommended the 72". I am geting a quote on the 84" Rhodan.
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Yeah I would like to see a fee more reviews on a 72 before I pull the trigger. If I can get away with it I would be in.
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Originally Posted by Mike3333 View Post
2-3s is when mine starts to come out of the water some. I don't like to fish in 2-3s, so it usually works out not too much of an inconvenience. I have a 72" Rhodan 24v. I have been pretty happy with it. It has held a spot in all but the strongest currents I fish in.

I would strongly suggest you consider a Stealth charger or something similar which will take excess charging from your engines and put power to your trolling motor batteries. I have charged my batteries once since installing the trolling motor, the day I installed it.
I would love to be able to go with a 24v system if possible for I have a better power solution for 24 volt could you please provide additional information on your set up like what batteries are you using and how many AH per battery , how many hours are you running the trolling motor at a time, what type current do you fish in? Where are you fishing inshore or offshore?
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Originally Posted by jgatorman View Post
I would love to be able to go with a 24v system if possible for I have a better power solution for 24 volt could you please provide additional information on your set up like what batteries are you using and how many AH per battery , how many hours are you running the trolling motor at a time, what type current do you fish in? Where are you fishing inshore or offshore?
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I don't have the specs for my batteries, but I remember they are Group 29 size. They are just lead-acid Interstate brand if I remember correctly. I mounted them inside the console opposite the door. I typically fish offshore 20-70 miles, mostly bottom fishing. With this type of fishing, I'll stop about 10-20 miles out and catch some live bait for an hour on the trolling motor. I then run to 30-70 miles offshore and bottom fish, usually from an hour to 3 hours on the trolling motor at one sitting. I usually leave at least one motor at idle while fishing and this extends my battery life a fair amount. Sometimes I'll set up a controlled drift with the trolling motor by using the "track" function to point the bow into waves for more comfort on the drift.

The only time I can remember the trolling motor not holding place was in the Florida Keys. We were in a strong current offshore and had some wind almost lined up with the current. I had to put one motor in gear at idle and trim it up quite a bit. This is a little tricky to get right, but it worked. I would probably get the 36v Rhodan if I had to buy one today, but the 36v was not available when I bought mine. The 24v does the job very well, but the 36v has got to be a little more efficient and a lot more powerful. I like what some would describe as overkill. I you are in Southwest Florida some time you are welcome to come by and check it out in person.
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Thank you very much for the info and offer.
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Mike, thinking about putting on on ours as well! You said you are located in southwest florida? I am as well, would love to come take a look at your setup if thats not weird!
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Mike, thinking about putting on on ours as well! You said you are located in southwest florida? I am as well, would love to come take a look at your setup if thats not weird!
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Get the biggest one you can afford..the couple downsides (cost, battery size) are not close to the benefits.
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So I am now going with a 72" afterall. Bill has installed a few and has had great success. Also real estate in the front off the boat is precious.
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So I am now going with a 72" afterall. Bill has installed a few and has had great success. Also real estate in the front off the boat is precious.
Are you going 24v or 36v? I would love to see if tjere was a comparison available. I usually agree on get max you can, but would love to shed the 3rd battery, mostly for weight, but like all things, keep initial cost down too. Would be going on a lighter 22’ cat, so if 24v works good on Prowler, should work grrat on this boat.
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Originally Posted by Smoke n Mirrors View Post


Are you going 24v or 36v? I would love to see if tjere was a comparison available. I usually agree on get max you can, but would love to shed the 3rd battery, mostly for weight, but like all things, keep initial cost down too. Would be going on a lighter 22’ cat, so if 24v works good on Prowler, should work grrat on this boat.
36 volt with 3 greenlife lithium batteries
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It’s been awhile and wanted to get some updated feedback from the Rhodan performances.
24v vs 36v?
72in vs. 84 in?
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I have the 36V 84”and love it. It holds great in all seas I have been out in. The 72 seems to be adequate in most cases and will be less expensive. I would say if you plan to fish in heavy current for long periods go with the 84, if not go with the 72 and save some cash.

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