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Old 26-11-2009, 08:34   #1
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I Have to Buy Two Starting Batteries - Help!

What is a good long life 100amp starting battery, I have one for each engine also one of them starts the genset as well and they are dead so i have to link all batteries to get a engine started then all the rest will start. Have a cat with yanmar 4jh4 54hp engines. any help with brand and where to buy is much welcome and just maybe black friday has a sale one. tks craig
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We bought our batteries at sams club The 8d starting battery was around $100 four years old now and only getting up to 12.5v fully charged but will crank and crank still without dropping noticeable voltage. Will be heading back to sams club when the time comes
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You might want to check with these guys in Miami:

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The toilet rolls (Optima?) are very good. Expensive, but powerfull and last for ever.

Varta plain starting batteries also very, very good if you can get them.

If not try for Vetus starting - very slow self-disharge, light, moderately priced.

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