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Old 07-13-2010, 01:15 PM
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Default Best Marine Battery For the money?

i want to put new batteries in my boat what is the best marine battey for the money?
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I get mine from Wallmart,use them a few year's in the big boat then move them around in the little boats
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best for the money is the cheapest deep cycle you can get your hands on. There was an article out online, done by a big name magazine. It broke doen AGM's, standard batteries, and the uber expensive rolls surrette. for dollars per amp, cheap deep cycles were by far the best. As far as STANDARD flooded cell lead acid batteries, there are very few companies that actually make batteries, but they are sold to tons of different companies, and different labels are slapped on them. I think there are only like 5 companies that make standard lead acid batteries, and they are about all the same.
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Sears Die Hard Marine - can't go wrong for $70 for a group 24 deep cycle.

Other than the real high quality Roll/Surette deep cycles, most everything else is a Johnson Controls battery, meaning they are all about equal.
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Thanks Everyone I will go with walmart....(:
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Walmart is good stuff.
Costco carries Optimas if you want to spend more...
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I recommend a battery made by East Penn (Deka, CARQUEST. NAPA many others) or one made by Johnson Controls.
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i want to put new batteries in my boat what is the best marine battey for the money?
I have a good Group 24 Kirkland deep cycle I bought at Costco for $67. Seems to work fine. I also have used the Die Hard's from Sears and they also work fine. I use an Interstate Group 24 for my little trolling motor.

I can't tell the difference between any of the three. I replace every three years by the clock.
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I recommend a battery made by East Penn (Deka, CARQUEST. NAPA many others) or one made by Johnson Controls.
that is like 80% of the batteries that are in available I think...
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best value - walmart

best battery - sear platnium agm
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rolls seven year and 3 replacement never owned a better battery sits for weeks at 13.8 volts
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I have access to slightly used UPS (uninteruptable power supply) batteries that are used for big computer room backups in series. These things work great for trolling motor batteries. going on 5 yrs with same pair (24 volt) and still going strong. You might try googling a distributor in your area to see if they have any used ones in stock. http://www.makopower.com/pdfs/pdfs/u.../UPS12-310.pdf
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Sears Die Hard Marine - can't go wrong for $70 for a group 24 deep cycle.

Other than the real high quality Roll/Surette deep cycles, most everything else is a Johnson Controls battery, meaning they are all about equal.
thats what I used for anbout 25 years starting a volvo diersel in my lobster boat. They always have them and they are open more than most battery places.
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