View Full Version : Battery Sizing

04-04-2012, 11:23 AM
I have an 05 xstar with the 8.1 dual battery setup. What size batterys do i need to run the boat? Like most I have 2 optima bluetops and one of them went bad but i dont want to go back with an optima so i was wondering what everyone else is using. What CCA do i need and what nots. Thanks guys

04-04-2012, 11:40 AM
Go with an Interstate 24mx-hd.

04-04-2012, 12:36 PM
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Advanced-Angler-AGM-Batteries/727395.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3D searchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProduc ts%26Ntt%3Dagm%2Bbatteries%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSe arch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=agm+batteries&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

04-04-2012, 01:04 PM
not to thread jack but i've ran into an interesting battery situation this yr myself... is there a reason not to put a battery with more cranking amps and better deep cycle capabilities in there? or should you put exact replacement only... i ususally think less is more in most situations but...???

04-04-2012, 02:03 PM
higher is better.....Those cabelas AGM's have some great CCA and reserve capacites for the price.....