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Marine Batteries

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Bart, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Bart

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    So here's my delima I have an 05 fish and ski and I need two new marine batteries for the trolling motor and I dont want to spend a fortune on optimas $250 each. Any suggestion's ?
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    TacoNut

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    I've only used the optima Blue Tops, so I can't help ya there other than saying we have an optima in the bass boat thats going on 9 years old... Still holds a great charge.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    If I could get away with one that would be fine but how long does a charge last I fish 8 -10 hrs in the summer time
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    I have 3 of them wired together and I can fish for 18 hours or so. All depends how big your trolling motor is and how much you use it.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    43lbs of thrust and depend's on the wind Ive heard die hard is a good marine battery
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    I have 3 Optima blue tops in my bass boat. One of them is at least 6 years old maybe more & still going strong. Check around for optimas, you won't regret it. I bought mine for around $120 each. Summit racing has good prices. I bought 2 of them from them. And one of them from Sears.

    I had a basspro marine battery that only lasted 2 years. The optimas are worth every penny!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    Everlast from Walmart works just fine for me
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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  10. Apr 3, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    I just checked my Optima batteries after sitting 8 months. I did not recharge them after my last fishing trip back last summer. The starter battery didn't need much charging. The trolling motor batteries still had 75% charge. The great thing about these batteries. You charge them fully & then take the charger away & they will hold their charge for a long time. Unlike other batteries marine, where you basically have to keep them on charge all the time.
     
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