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Old 02-18-2012, 04:27 PM
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Searched and everything came up Sears.

Replacing my grp 24 wet cell with an agm. I can't use Sears, none will fit. Next was Cabelas but recent reviews on their site aren't so hot.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:02 PM
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If by not fitting you mean a battery tray the sears plat 34's will just be a little smaller in the group 24 tray. It is no big deal don't let this be he walkaway reason for you on the purchase they are the best batteries for the money hands down. A ton of guys use the 24 trays for 34's.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
If by not fitting you mean a battery tray the sears plat 34's will just be a little smaller in the group 24 tray. It is no big deal don't let this be he walkaway reason for you on the purchase they are the best batteries for the money hands down. A ton of guys use the 24 trays for 34's.
hmmm I had that battery being too wide but maybe not, I'll have another look. Definitely prefer the Sears.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:34 PM
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these are pricey, but sure do last a long time.

http://www.odysseysoutheast.com/batteries.php

I bought a 1700 Trolling Thunder for my first bay boat in 2000.
When I sold the boat, I put that battery in my Gheenoe for my trollling motor. (I don't have a gas engine on that boat).

It is now 12 years old. powers my Gheenoe all day long. Holds reasonable charge for several months.

Even though is was double the price of a different brand, I have saved money (still saving ) in the long run.

When I put new batteries in my WC, I will be replacing with these.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by fshmn View Post
these are pricey, but sure do last a long time.

http://www.odysseysoutheast.com/batteries.php

I bought a 1700 Trolling Thunder for my first bay boat in 2000.
When I sold the boat, I put that battery in my Gheenoe for my trollling motor. (I don't have a gas engine on that boat).

It is now 12 years old. powers my Gheenoe all day long. Holds reasonable charge for several months.

Even though is was double the price of a different brand, I have saved money (still saving ) in the long run.

When I put new batteries in my WC, I will be replacing with these.
the sears is the same battery made by odyssey but cheaper....
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Duracell at sams club
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:18 AM
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FWIW- The Sears Marine Platinum PM-1's & PM'2 were just on sale about 2 days ago , but I think it may have been a 1 day event I noticed online. When i called to inquire they said something about the price being valid for 14 days after the posted sale date but that may have been only if one had reserved it that day, not sure . Might be worth asking about though if you are interested in the Sears AGMs. It was just for $10 off each, which would be a better value of course if buying 2 or more.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by TTaxi View Post
FWIW- The Sears Marine Platinum PM-1's & PM'2 were just on sale about 2 days ago , but I think it may have been a 1 day event I noticed online. When i called to inquire they said something about the price being valid for 14 days after the posted sale date but that may have been only if one had reserved it that day, not sure . Might be worth asking about though if you are interested in the Sears AGMs. It was just for $10 off each, which would be a better value of course if buying 2 or more.
I assume it was a Daily Deal. Looks like they don't go an sale much. I see they give $5 credit for any old battery, I have a few I can take in for that.
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If you are turning in heavy batteries a salvage yard may pay more. I turned in an 8D and got around $20.00 since they pay by weight. Even paying as much as a $9.00 core charge I was money ahead. Most any battery should bring you more than $5.00 if you want to explore the salvage value.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
If by not fitting you mean a battery tray the sears plat 34's will just be a little smaller in the group 24 tray.
Got the Sears Plat 34. Thanks for straightening me out
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