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Old 04-24-2007, 02:40 PM
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looking at 27 series marine batteries. found 1 at auto zone that said " dual purpose" with 1000 ca's all the other brands I looked at sears die hard etc . had about 750-850 ca's which is a better way to go ?

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:51 PM
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I would look at something like an Exide Orbital. It's more money, but electrolyte acid is contained in a glass mat, making the battery spill proof. After having a battery post vibrate and crack off the Delco battery in my car, and leak acid all over, I'm not using any more batteries that won't contain the electrolyte.

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looking at 27 series marine batteries. founf 1 at auto zone that said " dual purpose" with 1000 ca's all the other brands I looked at sears die hard etc . had about 750-850 ca's which is a better way to go ?
I have the Auto Zone 1000 CCA DP battery used to start 1 motor and powers all accessories and cabin power. Works fine.

BTW, the Sears Die Hard and the Auto Zone Duralast batteries are both made by Johnson Control.
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Trojan AGM 27 is a great choice, plenty of CCA, maintenance free, spill proof and good reserve for running the stereo.
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Make sure the 27 series will fit in your existing battery boxes....they are larger than the more commonly used 24 series batteries
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Some of the auto zone batterys have a 8 year warranty
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not sure how long a warranty on the marine batteries thou ?
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Mine is 1 yr
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I have been using (2) Exide Nautilus 1000 MCA / 800 CCA / RC 115 24 month. Turns a 454 MAG over very easly. I believe they are $59.99 or $69.99 at Boaters World.
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I have always used sears die hard and had great luck. I will have to look into the auto zone warranty.
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