I just bought a trolling motor battery and was out on the river maybe used the motor for a total of 30 minutes and not continuously either but the battery died on me!:angry: So I took it back to Academy to see what the heck was going on:angry::confused2: Well when I got there I spoke with one of the guys that works in the marine section and he told me that the batteries don't come with a full charge when they are sold! You have to charge them and he said that the lower the amps that you charge with (the longer it will take), the longer the battery will last. So if anybody is getting into a jon boat and this is your first time having anything to do with a boat you need to know that before you end up having to paddle around half a mile alone!! Just wanted to inform y'all that didn't know!