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perchman

starter battery ?

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perchman    0
perchman

well, went up to the big Pond this weekend, but the Battery was d.e.a.d... looks like its had its better days.

anyone have a recommendation for a good starter battery? My last one was over $100 but still only got 3 years out of it.

thanks

jim

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Ralph Wiggum    0
Ralph Wiggum

Walmart batteries are pretty good for the price.

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perchman    0
perchman

thanks

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art321    0
art321

I got mine from Walmart 7 years ago. Worked great until this year. Got new one from there. They are the $69.00 variety. While waiting, and waiting,......and waiting in line the guy in front of me ws returning one he had gotten less than a year out of. Maybe just a bad one. So is 6 years out of a starter battery good, bad, normal?

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snowfighter    18
snowfighter

Just a thought, a few years back I was in a parts store for a starter battery, and the parts guy suggest a deep cycle, point being your alway drawing on it with the live well,night lights, graphs,etc. So I tryed one and have use them ever since with good success.

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Wanderer    313
Wanderer

Dual purpose (crank/deep cycle) is the way to go. Treat em right and any lead/acid battery has an equal chance of survival. Cheap or not in my experience.

Maybe the the later technology gel cell or dry cells are more durable but I don't know anything about them.

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art321    0
art321

I got the dual starter/deep cycle battery from Walmart. Last one worked 6 years, as I said. I hope the next one works that long or preferrably longer.

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Northlander    72
Northlander

Im a Interstate guy. Great batteries and even better service!

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cold one sd    0
cold one sd

I just put a new Wally World deep cycle in my 14' Lund yesterday. I use it both for starter battery and for my transom mount trolling motor. The old one was 5 years old. Pretty good service if you ask me. The old one developed a bad cell and didn't like to take a charge.

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FlyingV    0
FlyingV

I've been using the "Fleet/Farm" brand of batteries. They last about 3 or 4 years and they are reasonably priced. I tried the more expensive brands and they lasted about the same time or less.

One bit of advice. I learned a long, long time ago, to not use my starting battery for anything other than starting my outboard. If you have the room in your boat, and you can afford one, buy another battery for the other electronic devices in the boat. Nothing sucks more than trying to pull start a big outboard because the battery went dead while playing the radio or running the trolling motor a little too long...

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fishman40    0
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I have been using deep cycle's for starting since the regular starting battery that lasted 14 months died and have have the deepcycle for four years and it's still going strong. Some one was trying to tell me that using the deep cycle one for starting was bad for the starter but I haven't found that the case.

Fishnman40

(Bob)

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Bandit    0
Bandit

My 1900 Pro V came with a series 31 Dual purpose Interstate.

This battery ran everything in the boat except the trolling

motor for six years. I replaced it just because I thought it was about time for it to give up and leave me stranded.

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kunk    0
kunk

I have an Exide that I've had for 5 years and still going strong. As far as using a deep cycle, that's what I did on my last boat for the outboard, the trolling motor and the electronics, but that was only a 25hp.

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