The battery itself is very clearly marked and the cables on the trailer are simple enough, color coded and fused. Both the trailer and the boat motor have simple loops on the wires and the the battery posts have wing nuts on them so switching out is a peice of cake. Like I said, I don't boondock so the trailer battery is just for safety and convenience while traveling and I realistically won't use the battery on the canoe more than a dozen times a year so I think I'll save the money. A deep cycle marine battery isn't just $35 bucks like for a lawnmower and my truck battery isn't the right type anyway as they are built for starting power, not continuous use like RV/Marine batteries.
Bryan, Pam and Cameron
2003 Jayflight 27BHS, 2004 Ford Expedition