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Old 09 April 2013, 16:47   #11
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Old 09 April 2013, 16:50   #12
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Old 09 April 2013, 16:57   #13
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I use a non sealed car battery bought from my local motor factor, which my non rectified old merc requires. The main thing is to keep it topped up with water and to keep it fully charged with a smart charger.

It then seems to last years and years.

A friend recommends a Squadron AGM as being the dogs b.....ks but these are expensive.

I think whatever you get look after it and you should be pleased. I have heard that people buy halfords batterys, stuff them within the 3yrs and take them back and get a fee replacement, of course they never say that they are used/abused on a boat!

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Old 09 April 2013, 17:12   #14
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A really good compromise is the Numax CXV24MF, which has enormous 900 CCA and a relatively high 86Ah in a small enough casing to fit in a red battery box:
Numax CXV24MF Heavy Duty Maintenance Free Leisure Marine Battery 86 Ah 900 CCA | eBay

I've run a few of these over the last 5 years and they've been excellent.

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That looks perfect. What sort of size engines have you used them with?
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Old 09 April 2013, 18:12   #15
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That looks perfect. What sort of size engines have you used them with?
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Old 09 April 2013, 18:52   #16
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Ahh. Thanks.
Optima batteries, fitted a few of those.
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Had budget car batteries in the past but decided to get something decent this year.
Exide Maxxima, I've just fitted two EC1000's 900cca
Was going to fit Optima's but couldn't justify the price, got a brilliant deal on the pair of Exides.
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I know it's a 100A/h but I've always found these batteries to be of good quality.


http://www.thebatteryshop.co.uk/l35-...0ah-3208-p.asp
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Thank you so much guys for the tips and openions appreciate loads.
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Anyone have any experience with the CXV Sealed Maintenance Free Heavy Duty Battery with an Evinrude etec 175?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Numax-CXV24MF-Heavy-Duty-Maintenance-Free-Leisure-Marine-Battery-86-Ah-900-CCA-/350599509015?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM& hash=item51a15bf417#ht_3392wt_1199&clk_rvr_id=5959 04954900&afsrc=1

Cold Start Marine Cranking Amps: 900A so this is good, but only 86 Ah, not sure how this converts when running with CD, VHF, 2x HDS, Tracker on all the time...
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