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Marine Batteries

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I'm in search of new batteries for my boat. Just wondering what brand is a good brand to go after. I will be getting a starting and a deep cycle battery. I was thinking of spending somewhere between $70 to $150 each if possible. Any suggestions?

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I have had good luck with batteries made by Johnson Controls. They make the Kirkland batteries at Costco,used to make marine batteries at Walmart. I have 11 years on my two trolling motor batteries and still in use,not quite full carge anymore.Got 10 years on the starting battery...

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I have had great luck with Interstate Batteries. Deep Cycle and starting, both have given me many years with no issues.

Mike

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I have had good luck with my Interstate Deep Cycle batteries too. I am not the one to ask for a starting battery, though I will probably try Interstate for that too next time.

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Picked up a set of 27's at Batteries Plus. No problems and hold charge very well.

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If you can afford them go with the larger 31 batteries as they will last longer.

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I put a new set of deep cycles in my boat this spring, Interstates. Like them a lot so far ....

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My boat came with Optima blue tops. Every bit as advertised as the best in the business in my opinion.

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BAtteries plus guy here... Interstates are used by many of my buddies but I have had very good success with Batteries plus.

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My boat came with Optima blue tops. Every bit as advertised as the best in the business in my opinion.

I just purchased one this summer and I have been very happy. A little bit on the spendy side but I have been well satisfied with it.

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AGM batteries will outpreform regular wet cell battries every time. Due in part to the manufacturing process.

I have interstates in the new boat and the few times I have recharged them they seemed great.

Old boat I put advanced angler AGM batteries in there and they were still holding a charge for the day after 4 years.

So when the interstates go bad I will replace them with AGM batteries.

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how do you know if you have the correct water level in your batteries? i took the tops of the battery off and i could see there was some water in there but i couldnt tell how to gauge how full it should be.

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Another vote for Interstate.

I believe the water should be just to the bottom of the holes or to the bottom of the caps....don't fill to the top of the holes. Some have a level indicator on the side if they have a somewhat clear case or white where you can see the level.

Use distilled water too.

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Just replaced my Interstate starting battery this year. Bought new with my boat in 1999. It is still working fine, just didn't want to push my luck any longer.

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