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Old June 21st, 2015, 05:46 AM   #1
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Boat Batteries

I'm replacing all my boat batteries and I'm curious whats popular here in AZ. I was thinking about Trojan but the batteries at Wally mart are $40 a piece cheaper which are what I have in the boat now and they have lasted almost 6 years but now they don't hold a charge anymore. Just curious what you all use.


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Old June 21st, 2015, 05:54 AM   #2
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everything is cheaper at wally world. Go with a Trojan, working on a boat right now with three of them in it. Call Steve 480-206-4812, Trojan dealer and he's on the zone as well.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 05:58 AM   #3
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Thanks Scott, I will call him.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 08:29 AM   #4
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Any battery that lasts 6yrs. in Az. is fine by me.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 02:38 PM   #5
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If they lasted 6yrs and $40 cheaper I would stick with them. You would be lucky to get 3 to 4 years out of the most expensive batteries in AZ
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Old June 21st, 2015, 03:37 PM   #6
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Picking out a battery is like picking out a woman.
Everyone wants a cheap one that lasts a long time

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Old June 21st, 2015, 07:54 PM   #7
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 09:18 PM   #8
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Lithium

You might have to sell pics of the wife to Nitro or sell your kids on Craig's lists to get these batteries...

http://www.lithiumion-batteries.com/...stimonials.php

Or go Optima
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 08:26 AM   #9
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Thumbs down Optima

I purchased (3) Optima Blue Top 31's in 2013, only one remains..........

After reading all the reviews it was explained they are no longer the long lasting dependable brand in the market. I have since switched over to a Interstate and Everstart to see which last longer.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 08:54 AM   #10
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Optima batteries haven't been the same ever since they were purchased by their current owner (J.C.). I don't know what changed but I used to get 6-8 years out of a red top Optima in a car or truck. I've still got a 2008 Optima red top as a cranking battery in my boat and another 2008 in my mom's truck which still work fine. Every Optima I purchased after 2009 died within three years. I know an auto parts manager with over 20 years experience who said they get back dead Optimas all the time now and that years ago they seldom saw them come back. Just another example of one company buying another company for their good name and reputation and then running it into the ground squeezing every dollar out of it along the way.
I'm running two golf cart batteries in series and it is working out great with a 55 lb thrust 12v Minn Kota.
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Old June 27th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #11
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Optima batteries haven't been the same ever since they were purchased by their current owner (J.C.). I don't know what changed but I used to get 6-8 years out of a red top Optima in a car or truck. I've still got a 2008 Optima red top as a cranking battery in my boat and another 2008 in my mom's truck which still work fine. Every Optima I purchased after 2009 died within three years. I know an auto parts manager with over 20 years experience who said they get back dead Optimas all the time now and that years ago they seldom saw them come back. Just another example of one company buying another company for their good name and reputation and then running it into the ground squeezing every dollar out of it along the way.
I'm running two golf cart batteries in series and it is working out great with a 55 lb thrust 12v Minn Kota.
Oh great!!! I bought two last year!!!
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