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Old 04-19-2007, 12:48 PM
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Do you order these through the internet? West Marine?

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:53 PM
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Cabela's own brand are very popular around here they make an excellent battery at a very good price.
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Cabela's. I've had 4 of them for 3 year now. LOVE them. I think they are made by same plant that makes the Lifeline batteries (just a guess cause they look exactly the same). Te Lifelines are double the price.
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Thanks

I know where to go now

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Cabela's AGM batts are made by Universal, which might be available locally:





http://www.universalpowergroup.com/p.../products.aspx
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Just ordered from Cabela's.. series 27 is on sale this week.. Got lucky 157.00 includes freight..

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Not to highjack the thread, but are these better than the batteries you find at your typical boating store? I will need to replace my starting battery and I don't want to skimp.
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FASTFJR - 4/19/2007 3:29 PM

Not to highjack the thread, but are these better than the batteries you find at your typical boating store? I will need to replace my starting battery and I don't want to skimp.
depends on your application but in most cases, yes - email me and I'll send you some supporting information...
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:38 PM
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Check out the Optima spiral wound AGM batteries if money is no object. Regular AGM can be had anywhere, including West Marine.
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The Optimal spiral wound are not the most efficient design. The Cabelas are an excellent value but if money is really no object....Lifeline and Odyssey make some nice batteries.
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Do your homework before you buy an AGM battery

http://www.optimabatteries.com/publi...fo/marine.html
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Post something objective that shows that Optima is superior to Lifeline, Odyssey or even Cabelas.
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606zpx - 4/19/2007 10:58 PM

Post something objective that shows that Optima is superior to Lifeline, Odyssey or even Cabelas.
agreed - anybody can read the optima ad...lots better agm's for the money out there...I've got a nice PDF that is objective if anybody wants it - email me - and no..it does not recommend the cabella....
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http://www.lifelinebatteries.com/

http://www.odysseyfactory.com/
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Not my job, or yours. Let the buyer do the homework since the objective report can't seem to be posted.
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Sea Six - 4/19/2007 11:59 PM

Not my job, or yours. Let the buyer do the homework since the objective report can't seem to be posted.
Here it is:

http://www.windsun.com/Batteries/Battery_FAQ.htm
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I bought 3 group 27 agm's from Cabela's a couple months ago and so far am very happy with their performance. The only problem with these batteries aside from the ridiculous way they pack them for shipping is the terminals.

They use a metric bolt around 1/4", I forget the size, and after overtightening one terminal and pulling the stud loose from the battery I went with a longer bolt and 2 nylock nuts with flat washers. One nut is used to tighten the ring terminals against the head of the bolt and the other locks the bolt to the battery. So far this method has worked flawlessly with no loose connections.
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Beach Trade,
You do bring up a small beef with the Cabala's about the wierd terminals they have. I had the same feeling when I first got em, BUT, after 3 years now, I will say this: I actually like these terminals BETTER than the normal marine terminals. The reason is, they seem to fend off corrision better for some reason and do NOT ever come loose as some do over time. The reason they are better with corrision I think is there is nowhere for moister or salt to stand and get stuck. They just seem to stay very clean. At the end of each season I go to clean them, and I have yet to have any green stuff, rust or white stuff (whatever all that stuff is!!). My old batterys used to need cleaned 2 a season and a few times were bad enough that I had trouble starting a motor, cause htye were loose and/or correded and needed jiggled and cleaned.

There are two things I will stick by, stand by and swear by when it comes to batteries. The Icom M1 handheld VHF, which uses a lithium Ion battery that seems to last FOREVER, and I'm not kidding!! The 2nd is these retarded Cabela batteries, they are VERY powerfull, and 1/2 the price of the price of their competition.

And to add to it, I am not the Kmart or Cabela's type shopper normally. So i had to really go out on a lim to convince myself to buy of all things batteries from them. But I did it, and am very happy.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:27 AM
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Beach Trade,
You do bring up a small beef with the Cabala's about the wierd terminals they have. I had the same feeling when I first go em, BUT, after 3 years now, I will say this: I actually like these terminals BETTER than the normal marine terminals. The reason is, they seem to fend off corrision better for some reason and do NOT ever come loose as some do over time. The reason they are better with corrision I think is there is nowhere for moister or salt to stand and get stuck. They just seem to stay very clean. At the end of each season I go to clean them, and I have yet to have any green stuff, rust or white stuff (whatever all that stuff is!!). My old batterys used to need cleaned 2 a season and a few times were bad enough that I had trouble starting a motor, cause htye were loose and/or correded and needed jiggled and cleaned.

There are two things I will stick by, stand by and swear by when it comes to batteries. The Icom M1 handheld VHF, which uses a lithium Ion battery that seems to last FOREVER, and I'm not kidding!! The 2nd is these retarded Cabela batteries, they are VERY powerfull, and 1/2 the price of the price of their competition.

And to add to it, I am not the Kmart or Cabela's type shopper normally. So i had to really go out on a lim to convince myself to buy of all things batteries from them. But I did it, and am very happy.
could not agree more - my cabellas are going on two years and have no corrosion what so ever. I make it my practice to replace all batts every three years but am thinking of going to 4 years as they are still testing perfectly new.

Never ceases to amaze me how many will pay 10-15 grand to see birds and the bottom and then skimp on batteries: the entire foundation of the electrical system....
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