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    Member Laker Taker's Avatar
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    Default Which marine battery?

    I was just curious what everyone else was using. I would like to go with a deep cycle but it seems like you can't get enough cranking amps unless you go with a huge one.

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    Default Best Battery

    I believe AGM batteries are supposed to be the best dual purpose. Maintenance free, most recharge cycles and good cranking amperage

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    optima bluetops work good

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    Default batteries

    I just changed out my 6 year old, 1000 MCA lead-acid batteries. There was nothing wrong with them, I just needed to put some in my RV so I could sell it. Replaced them with 2 new 1000 MCA basic lead-acid batteries. I love the AGM, but for the price, the lead-acid were the way to go for me. I run all night on battery #1 with the Wallas fan on, stereo on part of the night, VHF and GPS on, and some lights on occasion. If I were to ever kill it, I have 100% back-up with battery #2.
    Kingfisher 2525. 225, 20, and 2hp Hondas.

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    Default Try Costco

    Costco, think I paid $55 for a deep cycle marine..Canít beat the price; going on three years. You can pay a ton more but donít think the cost is worth it.
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    You can use a deep cycle as a starting battery with no problem, you just need to oversize it by 20%
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    I like the Odyessey batteries. Have a good power to wt. ratio, sealed, and have a 12-yr design life.

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