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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject: Recommend a deep cycle battery for me Reply with quote

any suggestions?
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regl
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Optima Batteries are always a good choice.

http://www.optimabatteries.com/marine/fishing/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty simple answer to a pretty simple question: Delco Voyager !!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Optima!!!!
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dave_376



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check out the battery posts on http://www.wmi.org/bassfish/ most people say to stay away from optima....trojan seem to be the best now
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have added that I would like to keep the price under 120$.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again Smile

Rookie wrote:
Pretty simple answer to a pretty simple question: Delco Voyager !!!!

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wo show



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walmart actually has a nice Battery. I think it was like $60-75 and has a free replacement warranty. I never had a problem with mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rook I have a 7 year delco in my car right now so I know the brand is reliable. I think I am sold.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im on my fourth season with the three in my boat. Still going strong. Nice too, never have to add water.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For under $120.00 go with the Delco Voyager. They have 3 series.....get the biggest one you can fit in your boat. I have a couple of 5+ year old batteries still running strong with good duration. Just make sure you get fresh batteries anytime you buy them regardless of the brand by looking at their lot numbers and not some battery that's been sitting in Wally World's warehouse for the last 2 years. CHECK the numbers to be sure, if they are too old reject them!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim, I ended up just buying an interstate at a local shop. I went to 3 delco dealers and they didn't have any deep cells. I need to check out the numbers you are referring to as my battery was pretty dusty and I bought it from an automotive shop. I hope the battery isn't really old.
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slimecoat



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I am the only 1 running with Die Hard Marine Batteries (Sears). I have had them in my boat for over 5 years and never had a problem. I believe they were about $60 to $80 each.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slimecoat wrote:
I guess I am the only 1 running with Die Hard Marine Batteries (Sears). I have had them in my boat for over 5 years and never had a problem. I believe they were about $60 to $80 each.

I read a lot of reviews and decided to go with the Die Hard for my trolling motor. Haven't actually used it yet but I can confirm that it takes a charge without exploding. I got a good deal...originally $120, on sale for $110, reduced to $90 with my "employee" discount (I used to work at a Jiffy Lube within the Sears Auto Center.)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, you guys have batteries in your boat for more than 3 years, your playing with a rough day on the water, hopefully not a tourny, I use the Wallmart Deep Cycles and never ever had a problem, but I change my batteries every 2 years. for 80.00 dollars each and free replacement you cant go wrong wether your in New York or Alabama theres always a Walmart that will exchange those batteries.
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