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Lithium Batteries Help Competitive Fishermen Score the Biggest Catch

In a lake fishing contest, there’s a lot of competition for the best spots! Any kind of advantage can make the difference between catching the biggest haul and going home empty-handed. One way to give yourself an edge is by switching to deep-discharge lithium batteries to power your trolling motor and other electronic components. There are several reasons for this:

Lightweight Lithium Means a Lighter Boat

Out on the lake, your speed is determined by the ratio of engine power to boat weight. Lithium batteries weigh half as much as lead-acid and this can make a big difference to your speed off the starting line! Lead-acid is an excellent choice for starter batteries because they provide a short, large burst of power for your motor. However, pairing your starter with lightweight lithium auxiliary batteries to power your fishing gear gives you the best of both worlds. Less battery weight at the boat’s stern improves your aerodynamics by reducing the bow’s lift and making the boat more streamlined, helping you go faster without using more power!

Long-Life Lithium Keeps You Fishing Longer

Lithium batteries last twice as long as their lead-acid counterparts, which is great for competitive fishermen in all-day competitions. Having as much or more power than you need is always better than letting your fish finder drain your starter battery and leave you stranded. On top of this, the more power you have, the more high-tech gear you can run and the better your chances of landing a big catch. If you’re running lots of gear on one battery, you also run the risk of interference between systems. You don’t want your fish finder cutting out every time you use your trolling motor to move spots!

Ideally, you want enough auxiliary power to run a fish finder, shallow water anchor, depth finder and trolling motor without running out of juice. This is where lithium batteries come into their own! With a slow and steady discharge throughout the day, you have plenty of power. Then if the fish aren’t biting, you can easily move to a new and better spot!

Competitive Fisherman Cole Chantler Adopts Lithium LightningVolt Batteries

Cole Chantler, head of operations at Chantler Transport, saw the effect of using LightningVolt batteries in the fleet’s long-haul APUs. This led him to ask us if they could be used in his competitive fishing boat. This prompted us to redevelop the LightningVolt line to include boating-specific batteries and to partner with Cole as a sponsor. Installing LightningVolt helped Cole achieve great results and reduce 120lbs of weight off the boat’s transom! That much weight is equivalent to an extra crew member—or a lot of extra fishing gear!

Marine batteries

LightningVolt batteries were originally designed for use in heavy-duty trucks, and so are plenty tough enough to withstand the knocks and vibrations of a competitive fishing boat! As deep-cycle lithium, they also last twice as long out on the water as the lead-acid batteries Cole was previously using. This gives him double the power to run his trolling motor, fish finder, power poles, and more! This is an advantage in competitions, where the right gear can be the key to catching the biggest bass! LightningVolt batteries also have a 10× longer lifespan than their lead-acid counterparts. Cole won’t need new batteries for his boat for years to come! But most important of all for fishing applications, LightningVolt batteries are fully waterproof. This means there’s no risk of splash-back or bad weather doing them any harm!

Check out our blog 5 Reasons to Choose Lithium As Your Trolling Motor Battery to find out more about how lithium batteries can be used in other fishing applications. You can also learn more about our batteries on our marine LightningVolt page.

Better Coating, Better Performance.

Roadwarrior is the only manufacturer to use Metalcor® catalyst technology across its entire range of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) and Selective Catalytic Reduction catalysts (SCRs). Metalcor® catalysts feature high activity catalyst coatings fused to thinner, stronger, catalyst substrates to guarantee maximum performance under the harshest conditions.

Metalcor® catalyst coatings are designed and produced in our own labs. We then inspect each unit to ensure you get more fuel efficiency, lower consumption of DEF, and long term performance from your heavy duty engine!


Roadwarrior Has You Covered!

All Roadwarrior emissions parts carry a full value 12 month warranty.

LightningVolt lithium batteries carry a full value 30 month warranty.

To make the process hassle-free, our parts have a metal nameplate with the serial number, so even after 500,000 miles of service, it’s still easy to identify. This avoids the common problem of serial numbers printed on stickers that burn off after the first start-up, making them impossible to return. Our failsafe system allows us to work in your interests, honouring claims for on-road and off-road replacements, and giving you peace of mind.

And since Roadwarrior parts are designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications, you can rest easy knowing our direct fit parts will take the problems out of your aftertreatment without interfering with your OEM warranty.

Next Day Is Nice, Same Day is Better!​

A faulty emissions control system can cost you thousands in wasted man-hours as your heavy equipment sits in the shop awaiting a new part. Whether it’s a truck behind on orders, a bus that can’t take passengers, or heavy machinery delaying construction deadlines, Roadwarrior can get you moving again! 

Roadwarrior has twelve warehouses across the U.S.A. and Canada, which can deliver the most popular aftertreatment parts in 1-2 days. With over 1,000 DPFs, DOCs and SCRs on offer, Roadwarrior offers the largest aftertreatment catalogue.

*LightningVolt lithium batteries ship directly from Roadwarrior in Ontario, to ALL 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii within 2-4 days.