I recently purchased a intex mariner 4 (10 ft) and am looking to add a 30lb Minn Kota trolling motor to it. I'd like to use this lightweight boat for rivers and ponds at maximum thrust.
I understand that a deep cycle battery is needed but what size would you recommend? According to Amazon, most people paired it with a 30ah battery. The motor is rated for around 30amp draw, would that mean this battery would only last best trolling motor batteries for one hour at full speed under ideal conditions?
I'm looking to be able to be on the water all day at decent speeds. Any input would be appreciated