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Old 19 January 2009, 12:34   #21
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then have to rush off to buy another RIB (probably a Searider)


hmmm, i have had this one a long time,, better start looking for another project,
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Old 19 January 2009, 12:55   #22
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I was running auto batteries in my boat. Certainly they are the least expensive option in the short term. But I got tired of my batteries failing and I figured I would go deep cycle since I run lights and a fish finder with the engine off. Auto batteries will not last long at all if you discharge them down to a low charge more than a couple of times and will sulfate if left discharged for long. I have a collection of dead auto batteries. I bought a regular marine deep cycle battery and it didn't last long either. Even the marine deep cycle battery wasn't built to take the vibrations and shocks my battery undergoes. So I looked at gel batteries and dual purpose AGM (absorbed glass matt batteries). Both are sealed units, are designed to install and operate at all sorts of angles (except upside down), can take hundreds of deep discharge cycles and are vibration resistant. I went with an AGM battery because it charges like a regular battery. Gel batteries take a slower charge. The down side? $229 US They are also heavy. Mine is 53 lbs. Waay more than anyone probably wants to know... but the AGM holds a charge better between uses and mine is on it's third year of abuse. Looks like the cost will average out for me. You UK types always seem to be blasting around in nasty weather testing your equipment big time, it might be worthwhile to check out an AGM.
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Old 20 January 2009, 10:47   #23
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Picked up a 110 ah today for 69 Cheers lads!
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Old 20 January 2009, 12:29   #24
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Where from??
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Old 20 January 2009, 13:00   #25
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Picked up a 110 ah today for 69 Cheers lads!
thats not a bad price, i think i paid 59inc vat for mine with a 2 year warranty, but i do have an account there.
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Old 20 January 2009, 13:22   #26
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Came buy it by chance in a local hardware shop. He mainly sells nuts bolts etc and is one of those shops where you have to wedge yourself in and work out what part of the shop could be the counter.
I'd sent my wife in to ask for some valve gaps for my engine and a box of sparks for my grinder to get her back for sending me in tesco for a tin of chicken legs (It was a dull day) and she spotted them.
It's a leisure marine battery which from what I read means naff all by a company called wetline if that means anything.

Just need a battery box to fit now.
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thats cheap for a marine battery, theyre usualy half way between a deep cycle and an SLA ideal for the job.
Hasnt been hanging around too long i hope?
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Old 20 January 2009, 14:17   #28
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thats cheap for a marine battery, theyre usualy half way between a deep cycle and an SLA ideal for the job.
Hasnt been hanging around too long i hope?
I got him to put a reader on it and it showed full whack and he had a stack of about 8 of them. Said he got them in for the local fishing guys.
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Need to pick your brains again lads.

This battery fills the double jockey seat. Not sure if I can squeeze a battery box in as well. Any ideas of an alternative. Obviously want to secure the battery to the deck and something to catch any spilt acid. Got a hard one here (careful!)
Needs a box that fits it snugly really so a custom one maybe the only option.
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Secure Battery

Hi
I secure my battery in my console with a cam strap (the type used to secure scuba tanks) which is easily released and fitted. To prevent sliding I formed a close fitting .frame around the base with aluminium angle. This has served me well for the past 10 years or more without incident.

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