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Old 02-08-2007, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Optima batteries

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.

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Old 11-04-2007, 12:04 AM
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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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Old 11-04-2007, 12:34 PM
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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.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:27 PM
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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.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:28 PM
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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.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:06 PM
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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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