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Old 05-04-2011, 07:49 AM
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I need to know what size batteries I need. I hate to guess and then have them not fit when I get home.

I'm out of town, but want to buy them on the way home friday without going all the way to my house to measure and then all the way back out.

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U probably have group 27 batteries. The cig battery box will fit up to a group 31.
Try to get 800 amp cc / 1000 mca starting batteries. If you go with a flooded battery, interstate makes a decent marine starting battery (27M-Xhd) . If you want the best, get an Odyssey agm battery (31M- PC2150), but be ready to spend $300+ per side.
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My 1993 Top Gun has 31 series Batteries in the boat. Hope this helps!

Kind of see one in the lower left corner
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I have group 31's in my Cafe.
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U probably have group 27 batteries. The cig battery box will fit up to a group 31.
Try to get 800 amp cc / 1000 mca starting batteries. If you go with a flooded battery, interstate makes a decent marine starting battery (27M-Xhd) . If you want the best, get an Odyssey agm battery (31M- PC2150), but be ready to spend $300+ per side.
I was hoping to go with the Interstate Marine batteries. I know they are pretty cheap at Sam's Club. Unfortunately I don't see myself using the boat enough in the next year to warrant the expense on the AGM's.

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My 1993 Top Gun has 31 series Batteries in the boat. Hope this helps!

Kind of see one in the lower left corner
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Since I am mostly concerned about being able to run the stereo for long periods of time should I be looking at Deep Cycle batteries with less CCA but more Staying Power??
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You got it. If you want to run equipment off your batteries for extended periods of time then deep cycles are what you're looking for.

Both of mine are deep cycles and I've never had a problem cranking ever, and yet I can enjoy music all day while sitting at the sandbar using only one battery and keeping the other in reserve.
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Since I am mostly concerned about being able to run the stereo for long periods of time should I be looking at Deep Cycle batteries with less CCA but more Staying Power??
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You got it. If you want to run equipment off your batteries for extended periods of time then deep cycles are what you're looking for.

Both of mine are deep cycles and I've never had a problem cranking ever, and yet I can enjoy music all day while sitting at the sandbar using only one battery and keeping the other in reserve.
10-4 - I wasn't as worried about the Cranking Amps for a couple reasons - one is I only use the boat when it is hot out (less cranking power required), and two the Parallel start switch is easily used if there is an issue.
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My 1993 Top Gun has 31 series Batteries in the boat. Hope this helps!

Kind of see one in the lower left corner
Nice engine compartment!!!
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Nice engine compartment!!!
Thanks for the compliment. I need a new battery, I think a plate broke in mine. Won't charge. I am going to replace it.
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