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Old 11 May 2009, 05:03   #1
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Can anybody recommend somewhere cheap to buy batteries suitable for 30hp outboards? I need 5 in total.

Everywhere i look at on the web is for car owners and the only list batteries by car manufacturer and model but i'm guessing i don't need one this big for my little engines!
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The cheapest car one should do then barter over the price. The lifetime warranties are good and handy if you buy it from your local garage.
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Try your local motor factors - usually the cheapest place to go.
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Gone off them for batteries Nasher. They seem to only cater for REAL idiots these days. They don't know the meaning of amp/hr any more. They sell batteries by CCA (cold cranking amps) and there isn't much difference between any of them in that.

They also sell chargers by engine cc - "Would sir like an 1800cc charger"??? MAD!!!
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Can anybody recommend somewhere cheap to buy batteries suitable for 30hp outboards? I need 5 in total.
Do you use the batteries primarily for starting only (i.e. no extended time running lights and electronics while motor is off)?

If so, a motorcycle or tractor (usually listed as "garden tractor" or something similar) battery should work well.

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