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Old 03-03-2005, 10:30 PM
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battery?

I am buying a new one in the morning....thinking of getting an optima gel cell. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:37 PM
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Thats what I would do. When my current battery goes caput I will be replacing with an Optima.
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:11 AM
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I agree with the optima, i wish mine would die so i could have a reason to buy one.
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:47 AM
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The optima is such a great battery, but you could buy a new standard car battery every other year if necessary and probably be money ahead. Most peoples boat usage is so bad for lead acid batteries.
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Old 03-04-2005, 06:52 AM
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I have had 2, one in old I/O 4 seasons never a problem, on in my 98 chevy 3/4 ton truck 3 years now issues. IMOP they are worth the $$.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:40 AM
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I have Optima in the boat. Only 1 year now, but no problems. I bought the red top, not the yellow deep cell (it was cheaper), and it has worked fine. I don't have a huge stereo or anything though.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:05 AM
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On advice of a mechanic, I went for a regular Delco Marine battery. 3 seasons of perfect starts. I really ought to start charging it over the winter I suppose. I'm sure the gel cell is higher end, but I've never used one. 3 seasons for less than $70 isn't too bad in my opinion.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:14 AM
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I'm buying the blue optima next month.Costco now carries them around $140-$150not cheap.I'm buying for the fact that they are sealed so you don't have to worry about acid spills.I've ruined alot of clothes with deep cycle fishing batteries that just spilled over and nobody noticed.Plus my batt. is 6 years old better safe than sorry.Spending way to much money on the boat this year.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:23 AM
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I run 2 large apms and the engine off of mine...I always seem to have trouble with batteries....I am going optima and will let you know what happens. I am finding them for $120....
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by nashvillematt
I run 2 large apms and the engine off of mine...I always seem to have trouble with batteries....I am going optima and will let you know what happens. I am finding them for $120....
Red,yellow, or blue?
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