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    Boat battery recommendation?

    This is probably been hashed over a million times on this site I'm sorry... I was looking at oreillys batteries and they have a super start marine group... I have a 18' fiberglass boat with a 24v 75lb thrust minnkota w/ipiolt ... And have a helix 7g2n di and helix 5 g2.

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    140 min reserv cap.

    https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...p+Cycle+&pos=1

    210 reserv cap.

    https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...p+Cycle+&pos=5

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    AGM from Fleet Farm or Sam’s. ~$160 for group 27’s. My 1st set went 6 it 7 seasons. 2nd set is starting season 5. I haven’t ever gotten more than 3 seasons out of a traditional lead-acid if any brand.

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    Yeah money is a little tight right now that's why I was looking for some cheaper batteries to get me by for a year or two while I save up and then I can buy some AGM's in a year or two I just kind of need something to get me by for the rest of the season and possibly next season

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    I don't know anything about those superstart batteries but if they have a good warranty that always helps with cheap deep cycles.
    Hard to beat the walmart everstarts for the price and the good warranty for cheap batteries.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Everstart...-29DC/49988415

    I went to Exide megacycles and they are beasts but are twice the money.

    What the hell ever happened to Interstate anyways??
    Was just in a boat the last two days with brand spanking new ones fully charged.
    The one running the graphs and wells took a shit on us before noon each day.

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    I am questioning how they get 210ah out of that battery. I run a duracell ultra AGM group 31 and only get 105 ($240), the optima blue top group 31 only states 75ah ($330). From my past research those were the top 2 AGM batteries to go with, for the budget friendly batteries the exides were the best for the money. I do know the testing for amp hours is not universal across the board, so that should not be your limiting factor. exide nautilus series is about $130 and 115ah and their mega agm batterie is 200ah... I don't think they are using the same amp draws for their tests as the optima

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    oh ya, my suggestion on the cheaper side is the exide group 31, always group 31

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyTackleBox View Post
    I am questioning how they get 210ah out of that battery. I run a duracell ultra AGM group 31 and only get 105 ($240), the optima blue top group 31 only states 75ah ($330). From my past research those were the top 2 AGM batteries to go with, for the budget friendly batteries the exides were the best for the money. I do know the testing for amp hours is not universal across the board, so that should not be your limiting factor. exide nautilus series is about $130 and 115ah and their mega agm batterie is 200ah... I don't think they are using the same amp draws for their tests as the optima

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    oh ya, my suggestion on the cheaper side is the exide group 31, always group 31
    Haha I thought the same thing... But you'll notice it says "reserve capacity" not amp hour... The equation to convert... RC x 0.4167 = AH.... So the 210 Rc = 87 AH

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    Just put 2 of the Wal-Mart's in. Good bang for the buck

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    Honestly I've tried quite a few different brands of batteries, but I always end up going back to the exides that Menards has a rebate on every spring. They have never done me wrong and the price is always great. Hell even when they don't have a rebate on them the price is still great. And they Outlast all others as far as usage time goes on the water.

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    Okay I need some help troubleshooting some stuff guys make sure I'm on the right path here...

    On my 24 volt trolling motor system One battery is reading 12.7 and the other one read 12.5.... when I plugged in my trolling motor and ran it for a little bit on like number to propspeed the 12.7 battery drain down to 12.6% and the other one was 12. 5Ish.... Would it be safe to take that 12.7 battery and maybe use that as my starter battery cuz I have a feeling that my starter battery is going out to and then get two new batteries for my trolling motor?? Or think replace all 3 ...

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    Myself I would replace all 3 but I don’t like to take chances on my starting battery.

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    You could replace the 2 deep cycle batteries and have 1 of the old ones tested, if it passes, use it for a starter (assuming it is a dual purpose battery). I always figure if my starter fails on the water, I can jump it from one of the others to get me home.

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    Just want to give an update.
    I put three type 31 duracell deep cycles in from batteries and bulbs "non AGM".
    I am starting to wonder if my terrova battery power lights are even working right to tell you the truth.
    Reason being, I have had the boat out in good winds for 8-12 hours this summer where the speed control has
    been from 4-7 all day. Every day I get off the water I push the button on the terrova and it always shows all 4 bars.
    I've never had any batteries even come close to this type of performance. And when they were on sale I bought 3 and
    basically got one free with the rebates and core reimbursement. I believe Sams club sells these as well.

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    Interstate SRM 27s . Get 5 years out of them every time and they are affordable . And I fish a lot . Luke every weekend may -October . I'll never buy another battery

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    I was told one time there are only a few battery manufacturing facilities in the us and all companies get them from them. No difference other than type/class of battery. I would look who has best warranty

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    Been in to many boats the last couple years with interstate batteries going dead.
    I think many will agree, they used to make a good battery...used too.

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    Bar none, these are some of the best batteries you can buy.

    https://www.vmaxtanks.com/Power-Boats_c_35.html

    I used to run into some voltage issues after a day running three graphs, the radio, the live well and other misc stuff. After trying two of the largest group 31s from two different mainstream big name batteries, I gave these a shot before going to a dedicated house battery separate from my starting batteries. Now on my second season and haven’t had a voltage issues since. FYI, I installed a XTR12-155 with 155ah, 350 min RC, and 1150 MCA. It’s a beast of a battery. They’ll be getting High consideration when I replace my interstate trolling batteries.

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    I’ve also heard very good things about Trojan Batteries. Who knew they could make batteries too, lol ��.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5575 View Post
    Been in to many boats the last couple years with interstate batteries going dead.
    I think many will agree, they used to make a good battery...used too.
    I agree. Interstate batteries suck balls in my experience. Have had the walmart type for years now and no problems. Seems like the interstate ones lose fluid somehow. I guess every one gets lemons too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5575 View Post
    Been in to many boats the last couple years with interstate batteries going dead.
    I think many will agree, they used to make a good battery...used too.
    I just had mine go bad. Luckily it did not interrupt the fishing too bad, but still a hassle.

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