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    also in case anyone is interested here is a website i found: https://powermaxconverters.com/bowfishing-gear/

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    I got in touch with them and its actually more affordable than i thought; here is a copy of the email exchange from the rep from powermax:

    Mark,

    Yes the PowerMax can be used to charge the batteries while you're running your trolling motor. 3 of the 55A are $349 shipped

    Graham

    On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 7:27 PM Mark Cunningham <precisionearthworksllc@gmail.com> wrote:
    Ok thank for the quick reply; Just to confirm, if the batteries diddnt need to be charged but I was running the generator powering the converters it would be fine to run the trolling motor off it while its running? How much are the 55 amp 12v units?

    Thanks, Mark.

    So with 349$ plus the cost of the generator and some fab work to install everything i think its definitely a doable option, for now im hoping the solar panels work enough to keep with everything. im not trying to sell the system to anyone and i have no idea if that brand is any good or anything, just wanted to share the info, when i went on google and searched for "run trolling motor off generator" mostly all that comes up is people saying it cant be done.

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    Finally got it back in the water today; not finished but done enough for now. I went out around 4pm and it was mostly sunny with occasional clouds; it was putting out enough power i could run it at 4-5 on the power settings before it seemed to start using the batteries, im kind of just guessing because the amp output kept increasing on the solar panel controller until that point, maxing out at about 7 or 8 amps at around 44 volts! Im pretty happy with it i think, time will tell. How low do yall let your trolling batteries get when trolling with a 36v trolling motor before calling it quits? Im thinking somewhere between 34-36v? Or can i run them lower? Name:  80CCF2A5-2BD3-470D-B903-64957730FD17.jpeg
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