Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cxc, TWO2SEVEN, Paul petty, Storyteller, Thomas Huffman
104773 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84841
hopalong 77196
Pilothawk 74576
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 63057
FattyMcButterpants 60663
Derek 🐝 57530
Tritonman 57445
SkeeterRonnie 52878
LoneStarSon® 52766
facebook
Forum Stats
104773 Members
60 Forums
840728 Topics
11995853 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11173488 - 10/19/15 05:42 PM Optima Yellow top for trolling motor....
BigBassLaredo Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/17/10
Posts: 333
Loc: Laredo, TX
DO you guys have ever used the yellow top optimas for your trolling motor??
_________________________
10 Lbs done.....looking for 11.....


Top
#11173508 - 10/19/15 05:54 PM Re: Optima Yellow top for trolling motor.... [Re: BigBassLaredo]
Frenzy Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 13099
Loc: Arlington
I use Walmart batteries with the same warranty. Never had an issue and if I do, there's a Walmart nearby just about anywhere.
_________________________



Top
#11174102 - 10/20/15 04:56 AM Re: Optima Yellow top for trolling motor.... [Re: BigBassLaredo]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1642
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I do not see any advantage to use of Optima for deep cycle. This is because cost efficiency and energy capacity matter most to me.

Even though Optima batteries may give good service life, their cost is such that the "amortized cost per fishing trip" is not as good as some other excellent choices available.

The RC (Reserve Capacity) spec is what matters when you want to compare expected deep cycle run time of one battery model vs. another. The Optima deep cycle battery has an RC of 155. This isn't exactly tops in performance comparisons. There are many batteries with an RC of 180-210 available for less money. There are a few offerings even higher than 210, but the cost on those starts to climb.

I use the Marine Maxx 29DC from walmart as my TM battery. I get an RC of 210 at very reasonable pricing. That's not the only good choice, but the one I went with.

Top
#11176179 - 10/21/15 07:13 AM Re: Optima Yellow top for trolling motor.... [Re: BigBassLaredo]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10963
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Works good for a cranking battery.
_________________________
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet! GOD IS GOOD

Top
#11176209 - 10/21/15 07:34 AM Re: Optima Yellow top for trolling motor.... [Re: BigBassLaredo]
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1019
Loc: Williams Creek, Lake Fork
been using odessey for 5 years with no problems
_________________________
DON'T LET THE CLOTHES FOOL YA
Life is too short to fish with a dead crickett!

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide