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CarRamrod
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Help me choose a new battery for my boat.



I need a new battery for my boat, but i also want the battery to double as the battery i take on my jon boat for my trolling motor... I think i want to go gel, yes or no. Should i go yellow top?






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Coon
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re: Help me choose a new battery for my boat.


Evinrude





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CarRamrod
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isnt that a motor company, not batteries?





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jsmoke222000
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If you are getting an optima, you want a blue top.





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chadau79
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I bought a size 27 deep cycle Duracell from Sams for $89.00. That is the best price I have found.





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CarRamrod
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im guessing blue top is the marine battery. are they worth it?





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CarRamrod
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bump... im going at lunch to Sams.





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JAB528
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Yes they are.





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ReelFun
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was talking to a guy at Academy and he had been doing a lot of research on batteries and the companies that make them. He said that Exide had filed chapter 11 but they were a huge company......He was about to get 3 of the Exide "fiberglass mat" batteries for his boat. they are on sale and have a rebate that gets them down to $100 per battery.





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Geauxtiga
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I'm surprised there were no Interstate suggestions. I thought those were to battries as Xerox is to copy machines.





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CarRamrod
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im just debating on if i want to pay 250 or what ever for a blue top of get the cheaper sams battery for 89.





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I bought a diehard a couple of years back - first one ever for my boat- I will buy another!





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007mag
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LITHIUM ION MARINE BATTERIES
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10X Longer Life 70% Lighter ZERO Maintenance Five Year Warranty






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Capt ST
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For the low, low everyday price of 2,299.99, and you we'll throw in terminal corrosion inhibitors and voltage meter a $20 value absolutely free. Wait that's not all ....





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Pro Bass





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jordan21210
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Gel will be excellent for your trolling motor...not so much for cranking a motor though. You're best bet is an Odyssey or Optima Yellow or Blue Top.

ETA: If Exide is really filing Ch. 11, there is a reason for that. Stay away. Used to sell them and we eventually dropped them for another supplier.



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NYCAuburn
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If you are getting an expensive battery, go sears diehard platinum. Best warranty, you can get them or warranty them at any sears, and its a rebranded odyssey, which are considered the best. I think it's like an eight year warranty.

Optimas are hit or miss. They changed plants a few years back.






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Capt ST
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Not a big fan of the Optima's either. They don't handle the pounding very well.





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jordan21210
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Optimas are hit or miss. They changed plants a few years back.



Yeah, only bad thing. I got a yellow top at a good price from my old job a while back and had great luck. Meanwhile, we had one guy come in twice to exchange blue tops that kept dying on him.






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NYCAuburn
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Yup I returned three before getting my money back. Have heard numerous stories in both boating and offroad worlds.





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