Best Marine Batteries?

Old 05-08-2007, 12:29 PM
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no problem with my optimas after 2 years sit in the boat all winter and start right up .
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:20 PM
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When I bought my boat it had a set of optimas in it. They were 5 years old & still good. I bought new ones anyway. Took them out & gave them to one of my workers who put them in his car & his wifes car.....Well its two years later & the old batterys still works perfectly They cost alot but worth every extea dime you spend on them.

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Old 05-08-2007, 06:52 PM
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what kind of price for the Odyssey 1200's ?
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You may want to check out the Orbitals by Exide (different than Optima). This is another AGM battery similar to the Optimas (will not leak), but supposedly more reliable. I have one in my car after the Delco leaked acid all over the place when the case cracked. I ran the Orbital completely dead by accident, and after a slow recharge, it was fine. It's not as pretty as an Optima, but it seems to be a fairly stout battery. I've heard that running an Optima dead would kill it. There is also a deep cycle version of the Orbital called the XCD.

Orbital XCD Deep Cycle


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Old 05-09-2007, 07:14 AM
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I got a whole year out of my Odyssey battery.
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