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Old 02-20-2011, 07:19 PM
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Bought a 90 powerquest 290 enticer last winter and wanted to fill everyone out about marine batteries. The previous owner just installed brand new autozone marine batteries, two cranking and on house battery. Im not a big fan of autozone...anything. I used to use stoway marine batteries in my previous boat (24' baja) but don't know where to get them now. Any suggestions on good marine batteries??? I know there is really only like 3 makers of all batteries. Whats everyones take on this subject??? Don't need the best, dont want the worst!!
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Cabelas Agm 5 Yrs Big Stereo Standard Holders,
Sears Agm Also
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Interstate - period... They last much longer than any other battery I've used.
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I got 10+ years out of my interstate's..i will be replacing them with another set of interstates..
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stowaway? Stowaway batteries are at Tractor supply. Sam's club has a great Interstate RV/Marine battery (625 or 675cca)for I believe $75 or $79, 210 min reserve. Sears has great batteries, but expensive. I was told buy cheap and replace in pairs every other year. Batteries take such a shock abuse on the boat. IMO
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Bought a 90 powerquest 290 enticer last winter and wanted to fill everyone out about marine batteries. The previous owner just installed brand new autozone marine batteries, two cranking and on house battery. Im not a big fan of autozone...anything. I used to use stoway marine batteries in my previous boat (24' baja) but don't know where to get them now. Any suggestions on good marine batteries??? I know there is really only like 3 makers of all batteries. Whats everyones take on this subject??? Don't need the best, dont want the worst!!
I like the AGM battery technology a lot.

This chemistry has many advantages over wet cell/ lead acids like interstates which I like as well and have on my toyhauler, .....but I dont like them as much as the AGM types.

Take a look at the odyssey line.

I have 2-2150's on my rig.

lifeline is another agm manufacturer


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Just bought 4 new marine Interstate batteries - 2 cranking, 2 deep cycle for stereo. Have Interstate batteries in the fishing boat too.
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looks like i'll need marine cranking for the cranking batteries and a deep cycle for my house battery, for long slow draw like lights, stereo, accessories....etc. where can i get the interstate batteries at...never heard of agm batteries??
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Agm Are Dual Purpose The Plates Are Glassed In
So They Don't Break Apart In Rough Water
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wow, the agm batteries are very expensive, i think i will buy cheap and replace oftern although, i ran the stowaway in the baja for about 4yrs without any problems. I can get them from tsc for about 80 bucks
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