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Old 09-09-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Battery group 24 vs. 27

I'm looking @ Cabelas AGM batteries, and the difference between the 24 and 27 is 5 amps/9 lbs./$10. Is there any benefit to the 27 that some may have experienced? The extra size/weight isn't an issue.
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery group 24 vs. 27

Might also want to look at the respective reserve amounts. I suspect that the 27 battery has a little better reserve numbers. This may be important when you are using the batteries without running your motor(s) to charge them. If space isn't an issue, I would suggest that you go with the 27s.
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Default RE: Battery group 24 vs. 27

Group size 27 is approximately 20% larger in both physical size and capacity than the 24, and generally speaking, the larger the capacity the better - especially if you have one of the 6cyl eTec or four stroke outboards.
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Default Re: Battery group 24 vs. 27

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I'm looking @ Cabelas AGM batteries, and the difference between the 24 and 27 is 5 amps/9 lbs./$10. Is there any benefit to the 27 that some may have experienced? The extra size/weight isn't an issue.
According to specs, Cabela's AGM 24 and 27 seem nearly identical. The 27 is ~$10 more expensive, ~10# heavier, and 1" longer versus the 24. But the 27 reportedly has only ~½% more cranking amps, only ~½% more cold cranking amps, and only ~1% more reserve capacity.

With other brands, there seems to be more of a difference between 24's and 27's. Thus, specs on Cabela's are difficult to fully believe. If the size, weight, and $'s are not an issue, the 27 might be the safest bet.

Link to Cabela's AGM's: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...=agm&noImage=0

Also, Cabela's AGM's appear to be the same as Universal's Adventure Power Marine AGM's:

http://www.universalpowergroup.com/D...wer_Marine.pdf

The Universal's have different terminals than what's shown on the link above (see pics below), and you might be able to find a local dealer as a possible alternative to Cabela's.



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Old 09-09-2007, 09:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: Battery group 24 vs. 27

i BOUGHT TWO OF THE CABALAS 27 batteries you will like them
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Default Re: Battery group 24 vs. 27

I swapped out my OEM group 27s for group 31s, and won't look back. When fishing at night, I don't have to worry about running the motors for 15 minutes each hour to keep the radar, GPS, and chartplotter anchor alarm going all night.

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