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Blind Eye
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Zachary, Louisiana
Member since Nov 2012
68 posts

Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?

In the market for 2 trolling motor batteries and a cranking battery that I also run my "accessories" off of. Love the idea of maintenance free. I just don't know which of the blue top optimas to go with. Anybody with experience with these batteries?


greasemonkey
Alabama Fan
Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
2642 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
We havent had good luck with optima lately.

I would recommend oddessy or Trojan


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
21417 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
What motor you have? Optimaxes need 1000 CRA power. Find out what your motor needs.

I like interstate batteries.


adhd
LSU Fan
mandeville, la.
Member since Jun 2008
300 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
i like Interstate as well


hogdaddy
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harvey
Member since Feb 2010
4215 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
+1 on the Interstate Batteries

I would go with 4 27 batteries 2 for trolling motor and 2 with a switch for the outboard.

This post was edited on 2/8 at 7:12 pm


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AboveGroundPool
LSU Fan
the basin
Member since Aug 2010
3542 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
anybody know why AC Delco stopped making maintenance free batteries? they were great before, but went to crap now that they caps.


greasemonkey
Alabama Fan
Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
2642 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
Interstate makes a good battery but use some oddesseys and get 10yrs out of them for trolling motor batteries and going on 8 in golfcart.


Plus you can fish twice as long without a charge and go 50 miles on a charge in the golfcart. Could only get 15-20 miles out of lead acid batteries.


jsmoke222000
LSU Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2007
4346 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
depends on what you are using them for. The D31's are the big ones & they are dual purpose meaning that they can be used for both cranking & trolling. I have 5 of them in my boat, 2 for cranking & 3 for trolling.


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Geauxtiga
TBD Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
28791 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
quote:

i like Interstate as well



Rayvegas1484
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Zebedee
Member since Feb 2010
2406 posts

re: Optima batteries for boat. 27, 34, or 31?
I like interstates a lot . I went to a napa gel cell this time and have been pleased with them so far . My last boat I had some dura last golds they were 36 month free replacement and I never had a problem with those either


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