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Old 02-28-2011, 08:25 PM
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hav decided to get 1 of these electric reels primarily fishing 12+hrs from deep offshore wrecks (from NJ to SC) for seabass (mainly), snappers, ambejacks & tilefish. was debating on whether to get the 500fe , the 500mt, or the 750mt. also debating whether to get the 8hr battery from Daiwa or just get a motorcycle battery or a battery booster.;?
Old 02-28-2011, 08:36 PM
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I have a 600 fe and if I caould get the 750mt I would hands down I also use a jumper box has built in recharger way cheaper and last alot longer look at amp hours when you pick one out.Good luck
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1 ??? i have is how do you connect the reels power cord to a jump starter battery pack???
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I plug my 750's into the boat. Don't bother with those expensive Diawa batteries.
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Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
I plug my 750's into the boat. Don't bother with those expensive Diawa batteries.
thats understandable but suppose you are on a charter/partyboat. i can see how some1 could connect up the reel to a bike-battery but how can you hook it up to a jumpstart battery
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They come with a 6' cord with alligator clips but I cut mine clips off and put a plug for a deck mount outlets. Got another cord with clips for travel along with the battery packs but they're stupidly expensive. Great reels that will pull stumps and cut yer hands off in a wink. I also use them for a kite reel.
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The 500s would be fine for seabass and snappers, but the 750 would be better for the aj's and larger/ multiple tiles. I run multiple reels all day on a $25 wet cell lawn tractor battery I carry in a 2gallon bucket. A variety of smaller less expensive sealed lead acid batteries can be obtained from one of the "Batteries R Us" type stores. that could be carried in a pouch or pocket that would run a single reel. A pair of $20 batteries would last all day for a single reel at 10% of the cost of the Daiwa batteries.
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Originally Posted by LOSTTEXAN View Post
The 500s would be fine for seabass and snappers, but the 750 would be better for the aj's and larger/ multiple tiles. I run multiple reels all day on a $25 wet cell lawn tractor battery I carry in a 2gallon bucket. A variety of smaller less expensive sealed lead acid batteries can be obtained from one of the "Batteries R Us" type stores. that could be carried in a pouch or pocket that would run a single reel. A pair of $20 batteries would last all day for a single reel at 10% of the cost of the Daiwa batteries.
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