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Marine starting battery

Postby Greg2ha » Sep Tue 20, 2016 9:48 am

Any suggestions?
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby Daybreak » Sep Tue 20, 2016 10:06 am

I have a Duralast 24MD that I have been happy with. I have a hand control motor on the back of my boat that I use this battery for as well. After leaving the master switch on several times and draining the battery down completely, I have always been able to charge it back up.
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby Greg2ha » Sep Tue 20, 2016 11:49 am

I'm thinking a motor should charge this battery while your running it. The only time I think I would throw charger on is in the off season.
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby princecraft » Sep Tue 20, 2016 12:41 pm

I used to think the same way, but after the battery going dead on me while on the lake, I now put mine on a charger after each trip out.
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby Greg2ha » Sep Tue 20, 2016 1:07 pm

I charged it last night so today I'm gonna mow when I get home and then have it tested.
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby Greg2ha » Sep Tue 20, 2016 6:16 pm

Well took battery to AutoZone and they tested and said its good. I want to believe them but don't want stranded on a lake at night and boat won't start. Anywho I was reading where some motors have a fuse that can blow and stop motor from charging battery. Also I'm gonna take Princecrafts idea and charge before every trip.
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby jimmycrown » Sep Tue 20, 2016 7:29 pm

As Jack said. Soon as I get mine home after a days outing I plug it in
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby rhouser » Sep Wed 21, 2016 12:40 pm

i bought a onboard battery charger, that i just plug in and it will stop charging when the batteries are 100%, it is a 2 bank, so it will charge both of my batteries on board
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby rhouser » Sep Wed 21, 2016 12:44 pm

also this might be a dumb question, but does your outboard have an alternator, i know they all dont have them
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Re: Marine starting battery

Postby Greg2ha » Sep Thu 22, 2016 12:11 pm

rhouser wrote:also this might be a dumb question, but does your outboard have an alternator, i know they all dont have them

Not sure but I thought so. Need to read into it more in the service manual. I have had it for 2 years now and never charged it except during the winter months. I am a little nervous about it now and will charge after every use and the night before I plan on heading out. It's a bad feeling being on Lake James and go to leave and it won't start. I do however keep jumper cables on the boat just in case. I started boat with my trolling battery.

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