Jump to content

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • 0

Time to replace starting battery?



I am on my 7th season with the original starting battery for my Lund 1700 Angler SS with an F100 Yamaha. The battery shows no signs of diminished performance. When not in use it holds a charge very well. I am thinking about replacing it before my family's vacation just so there is no mishap. Should I for good insurance and peace of mind?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

To get the peace of mind, go the the auto store and buy a hygrometer. Then test each cell. If they all read good, you're battery is likely a-ok. The hygrometer measures the concentration of battery acid and is a very good indicator of battery condition. You can also have them do a discharge and cycle test on the battery if you are really paranoid about it. It will fairly quickly tell you the current the battery can discharge. Most good auto stores would be happy to do this test for little or no money because they want the replacement battery business. Personally, I would not replace a battery that functions well and test good. If you also have a trolling motor battery, that could be switched and used as a back up starting battery in an emergency.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Take it to Interstate Battery or Battery's Plus and have them test it. A starter will last longer than a trolling battery. Trolling battery's are good for about 3 years of good hard use. I have had them last 5 but they were top end Interstates. My old boat had a starting battery that was 9 years old and still going strong.

Have it tested but your on the tail end. I would get a new one and keep the old one for backup. You dont want it to die out on the lake. Carry a power pack or jumper cables and jump off the trolling battery in a emergency.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Kettle
      Water temp creeped into the 50s finally. 2 man limit
    • Rick
    • Raven77
      Water level is going down, but slowly.  My dock frame was 6" underwater last week and I can just see it above water today.  It's going to take time.
    • TomWehler
      My lil island front iron crib dock also under bout six inches. No Good! Lil higher than this time May 2008.  😮😮🥅🏒😮 No good to drop west dock for lifts as that would be under also n lift rails n pads be just but under water.  No Good! Marauder Boys miss the lake too. Happened before in my 26 years out there n will happen again so we just deal doing other stuff off lake n enjoy it all. Fun being a Shore Rat for shallow Crappies around home lakes. Bust a move n keep in the Grove. 🏒🥅🤩 We figure by anniversary June 12 th level drop enuff we sneek out in smaller Lund n fix up n open up? 🤩 Best of luck to ya but be safe. This lake is deeper n darker than you or I know…🤩 Big Smiles n Keep on Rocken! T    Did'nt intend to have pic so big....Geeezzz.  
    • redlabguy
      We’re in the same boat. Actually I’d like to be in any boat. Our island cabin dock frame is about six inches under water. I hear that water is not rising which gives hope it will fall but I think Memorial Day is too optimistic, at least for us. You should think about other plans?
    • Djsnej123456
      looking to do some kayak bass fishing on Clearwater lake by Annandale. Are there any Other landings other than the one on the far south west end? Was wondering how the fishing is on the east end but that is a heck of a paddle. Appreciate any feedback. 
    • mbeyer
      Water levels seems to be topic of the day. I'm visiting over Memorial Day week. Docks are not in on the island where I stay. Wondering if the water is going down? What do the rivers look like? Are they just pouring our water?? Is water level 6" lower than a few days ago?
    • Rick G
      Couple prespawn creek smallies
    • Rick G
    • Rick G
      Finding plenty of fish around the area lately. Water on most of our area lakes and rivers is very high. Most of the panfish have moved from those back bay areas and are staging for the spawn. You can find the pannies tucked in the weeds right now close to those spawning beds. Casting small jigs without a float to pockets of vegetation or to outside the pencil reeds has been working well. 
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.