I recently bought an older Honda
15HP four stroke outboard motor
for our dinghy
to replace an a smaller 6hp.
One of the features of the 15HP is electric
start, which would be awesome to take advantage of. I currently have no battery
or electrical system
aboard the dinghy
Reading the manual, they mention to use a battery
with a 40AH rating (no CCA given) as minimum. Looking at batteries
it seems to me maybe this is a bit overkill? 40Ah you're starting to get at the bigger (and heavier/more expensive) batteries
I was wondering if a motorcycle type battery would do? Something like 12Ah 200CCA? I mean they start up large motorcycle engines, surely they'd work
with a small 15HP?