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Old 08-09-2011, 14:18   #1
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Which Brand Battery Do You Use to Start Your Sailboat Engine ?

So lets keep this short and simple in your replys.

My 7+ year old auto store battery is done and its time for something new for my 20hp Beta.

Please simply reply with what brand/model and style battery you use to start your engine, and if you have an opinion on how it is holding up.

I am looking at a 1000CCA Intersate flooded battery. I know I don't need that many CCA for my liltle engine, but for a few extra bucks I figure it will last a liltle longer.
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Re: Which brand battery do you use to start your sailboat eninge?

Optima... AGM and it's great.
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Re: Which brand battery do you use to start your sailboat eninge?

got a no brand special 8d lead acid in ensenada.. works great.
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Re: Which brand battery do you use to start your sailboat eninge?

west marine/Deka agm and very satisfied
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The cheapest in the right size....
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Re: Which Brand Battery Do You Use to Start Your Sailboat Engine ?

Ummm... with my arm.. the old fashioned way. They make batteries to start these things?
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Re: Which Brand Battery Do You Use to Start Your Sailboat Engine ?

I use a 1.7lb 4.6Ah lithium nanophosphate starting battery. I can start a big diesel engine but at only 4.6Ah it can't power continuous loads. Mostly for race boats (and race cars), but fun to show off...;-)
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Re: Which Brand Battery Do You Use to Start Your Sailboat Engine ?

Deka Group 31 flooded. A bit of overkill for my 4-108.

IMHO, AGMs are overpriced and overkill for starting batteries, and some seem to be prone to catastrophic failure. Flooded batts are more reliable and much less expensive.

I like OceanPlanet's "1.7lb 4.6Ah lithium nanophosphate starting battery". Do you carry that in your pocket?

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Re: Which Brand Battery Do You Use to Start Your Sailboat Engine ?

Well, almost....
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Re: Which Brand Battery Do You Use to Start Your Sailboat Engine ?

Btw, also used two of these in series (24V starting circuit) on the IMOCA 60 Mapfre for the Barcelona World Race. Works great.
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