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Thread: Batteries

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    Charter Member #30 Charter Member Scott's Avatar
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    Later,this should help

    Scroll down a couple and I have a picture of the boxes notice the way they are rounded in the tray.

    I have Steps & Bubbles!

  2. #22
    Registered Madcow's Avatar
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    Cigarette Top Gun, Scarab Center Console
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    Toledo Oh
    Optima batters are not as tall as a regular battery. They wouldn't fit properly in my boxes.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
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    1991 F311SR1
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    For the past few years I have been trying a new route to battery happiness.

    Item #1, I do not use my boats in a fashion to need deep-cycle batteries. My cruiser has a genset that always runs when off the shore cord. My Formula is a play boat and when sitting off the cord, just has light DC load (cept for fridge, which I will switch off after sitting a while).

    For this reason, automotive batteries seem to work well for me. I have replaced a zillion marine batteries of all brands and price ranges. 3 years ago I replaced all my boat batteries (nine batteries in three boats) with AutoZone Gold batteries. I use the big Group 29 (? I think, one size smaller than Grp 31). They have 36 month free replacement and about 500month prorated (75 month I think). These batteries have lasted longer so far than any I have used (except the Deka batts that lasted 4 years).

    When they stumble, I will just hop to Auto Zone and get them replaced. They cost only around $65 each.

    Just don't tell them they are for a boat.
    I see London, I see France...

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