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Old 11-23-2011, 02:47 PM
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Default What's the best Marine battery on the Market?

I am getting ready to start getting all my stuff together to rewire my boat. I will be adding a 3rd battery in (house). I also want to replace the two batteries I have in the boat as I have no idea how old they are and I don't wanna run the risk of losing one offshore. So what is the best battery for the money, or what batteries have you guys been impressed with?
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What size? Deep Cycle? If so, how many amp hours do you need? Starting? If so, how many CCA?
For instance, I have a veritable arboretum of batteries on my boat of all voltages (6,8,12) and for different purposes. 5 different brands.
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Cabelas is having a battery sale right now on their well regarded AGM's.
couple that with their current $5 shipping and you have a winner.

PS. perhaps not "the best" but these batteries are very well regarded and when on sale are particularly a great value. If it's THE BEST you NEED, expect to pay much much more.
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What size? Deep Cycle? If so, how many amp hours do you need? Starting? If so, how many CCA?
For instance, I have a veritable arboretum of batteries on my boat of all voltages (6,8,12) and for different purposes. 5 different brands.


What's the best car? bike? boat?

do a search...diff "bests" for each situation


I personally won't buy anything but a Sear's Diehard AGM:
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What's the best car? bike? boat?

do a search...diff "bests" for each situation


I personally won't buy anything but a Sear's Diehard AGM:
Good "for instance". I use one for my generator starter and some secondary 12v loads. But in my case they don't make sense for any of my other applications.
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I bought a 31 series AGM from Sams for my 3rd battery. Forget the name brand as they are interchangeable. If you get three years from a marine battery then you've got your moneys worth, 4 years is a gift, any longer than that make sure you have your Sea Tow paid up.
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I'm an Interstate man myself. 5yrs is what I get outa them on my boats, I never charge other than when they run.
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The best of the best.... now prepare your wallet...


http://www.odysseybattery.com/
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x2 for Odyssey (ps: Odyssey makes some of the Sears AGM batteries)
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x2 for Odyssey (ps: Odyssey makes some of the Sears AGM batteries)
Correct.... and X3
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x2 for Odyssey (ps: Odyssey makes some of the Sears AGM batteries)
Not all?
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I have 3 PC 1700 Odyssey Batterries. worry free

worth 2x the standard wet battery cost or more.
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I have 2 AGM batteries from Cabella's. I am going on the third year for them. I leave them in the boat and at the end of the season charge and dis-connect the batteries.
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, 2 of the batteries will be for starting and one will be a house battery. I'm thinking AGM's for the starting batteries, and a deep cycle for the house, as I've been told that an AGM is not a good choice for a house battery.
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not true - all agm's are dual purpose - and when you flatted the house, it will rebound far better than a deep cycle - just make the house a 31 size...
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As others have said, best at what is the real question.

The best built batteries are sold by a company called Rolls. You won't find them discussed much on here, mostly because their weight and price put them beyond most people's budgets.

http://www.rollsbattery.com/
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Cabelas AGM batteries may be great, but what is the procedure to make a warranty claim if one fails?
Will I need to ship the battery back to them (assuming no local Cabelas stores)? If it must get shipped backed to Cabelas on my dime, it probably won't be worth pursuing the warranty at all...batteries are expensive to ship...

But, I'm assuming that a Sears marine Diehard could be replaced virtually anyplace where there is a Sears store?

If I'm missing something, please tell me...
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As others have said, best at what is the real question.

The best built batteries are sold by a company called Rolls. You won't find them discussed much on here, mostly because their weight and price put them beyond most people's budgets.

http://www.rollsbattery.com/

X2, they're all I will use.
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