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Old 10 May 2016, 05:25   #11
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One point to add to the helpful comment of office888. Batteries will endure being fully discharged a limited number of times. This number is higher for a deep cycle battery which is why they are used for domestic electrics on boats and caravans where they run light loads for long periods and may suffer heavy discharge. A deep cycle should also be used on a rib to run an automatic bilge pump but always in partnership with a starting battery on a separate circuit.
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Old 10 May 2016, 09:26   #12
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Do I really need a MARINE battery?

Or try an AGM battery. Pricey but you can install and then forget.
Car battery might save you 50 but what's that in boating terms. One tank of fuel? A couple of fenders? One pack of Holt stainless steel washers?
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LFD75 Varta Professional DC Leisure Battery 75Ah (930075065) 650cca

Must admit to having this battery and is now 11 years old and still going strong.

Have purchased batteries off TAYNA http://www.tayna.co.uk/LFD75-Varta-P...065-P3636.html

and found them to be very competitive prices.
Thanks Riber for the specific recommendation
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Thanks to all for the advice and info.

I think I' going for the leisure battery and looking specifically for high CCA, although will look at the specific recommendation from Ribber.
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