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  1. #31
    Rob VIP Member Strip Poker 388's Avatar
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    Re: Optima batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by Viper31 View Post
    I have found on lead/acid batteries that keeping a "Battery Tender" connected to them adds about 2 years to their usefull life. I use the tenders on my boat, hot rod and even my garden tractor. Check and add distilled water yearly as needed of course.

    I have some friends who swear by the Odyssey batteries but I have not found any battery boxes made for them. Check em out.

    I also run the Battery Tender style chargers in my race car and the others that sit, you do have to add water ,keep a eye on it .

    Also my Hustler has a C Charles and you better watch the water on them it will loose water pretty quick.

    Boost makes up for Cubic Inchs

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    The optima blue top is the betamax of the battery world. You DO NOT always get what you pay for

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    Registered Jigsaw89's Avatar
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    The 21-v bottom I purchased in 2004 came with a single Optima yellow top battery... I charge it in the winter and have had no problems whatsoever. It takes a beating. That being said, I've heard of the quality issues in recent years so when it does finally crap out I will likely replace it with an AGM battery.

  4. #34
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    I have a Kinetik battery in my boat. It's a AGM battery as well, so far so good. It's pushing 2 500w amps for hours with no problem. This battery was designed for stereo competition, however I don't see why it won't work in the boat.

  5. #35
    '05 Concept SF23 VIP Member
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    Franklin, Tn.
    I replaced my Optimas with Oddessy batteries. They also have battery boxes. The Optimas left me stranded at the launch ramp in Lousiana. I have two purple Optima boxes some one can have.

  6. #36
    Registered White Knuckles's Avatar
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    Tampa, FL
    I bought 2 Optima blue tops, and I have replaced 2 of them in the last 2 years. They are JUNK! Over $500, and I have been stranded at the dock more than once.

    Never again.

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