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Blind Eye
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Zachary, Louisiana
Member since Nov 2012
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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?






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greasemonkey
Alabama Fan
Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
2492 posts

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


We havent had good luck with optima lately.

I would recommend oddessy or Trojan






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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
17752 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.






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adhd
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mandeville, la.
Member since Jun 2008
266 posts

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


i like Interstate as well






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hogdaddy
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harvey
Member since Feb 2010
2622 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.




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AboveGroundPool
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the basin
Member since Aug 2010
3458 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.





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greasemonkey
Alabama Fan
Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
2492 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.






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jsmoke222000
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2007
4078 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
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No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
27185 posts

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


quote:

i like Interstate as well







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Rayvegas1484
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Zebedee
Member since Feb 2010
2321 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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