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Old 02-07-2007, 08:18 PM
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besides the optima batteries, what is everyone using ? I have a twin 496 ho boat along with 1500 watt stereo any recommendations ?
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interstate here to .....looks like the I's have it
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I noticed that interstate sells optima , what is the difference between the optima and standard marine deep cycle battery ?
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Just a bit of info. The 3 big battery makers.

Interstate, Sears Diehard , AutoZones Duralast, Optimas, Fords Motorcrafts, other 'name' brands batteries are made by Johnson Control.

Delphi and Exide are the other 2 major battery makers.

Each make batteries sold under several names.

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Dumped 2 factory Interstates and went to 4 Optimas. NO ISSUES.
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The best batteries that I have found are the Stinger batteries. They are very expensive but they are also unparralleled. I had a motor cycle size battery in my Ford F-250 and it would start up quick each time.
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Optima Blue Tops, I'm happy with them.
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