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#11994004 - 12/19/16 07:54 PM Taking out your boat batteries for the winter?
DTX Angler Offline
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Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 199
Hey y'all,
I just recently moved up here to MA from TX and I'm wondering if I should stow away my batteries for the winter? I have an old 1998 384V Ranger w a 1998 150 Johnson. I already winterized it and everything.
Thanks

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#11994253 - 12/19/16 09:50 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: DTX Angler]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I'm not 100% sure if you're supposed to but if it were me, I would take 'em out. At the very least, it can't hurt things.
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#11994455 - 12/20/16 06:34 AM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: DTX Angler]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Yes sir and charge them regularly.
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#11995819 - 12/20/16 08:16 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: DTX Angler]
Freeman Clark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1324
Loc: Temple, Texas
I try to run mine 52 weeks a year. So need to remove my battery.

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#12000234 - 12/23/16 12:24 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: DTX Angler]
SoonerDG Offline
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Loc: Joshua, TX
If you do take them out DON'T set them on a concrete floor. If your floor is concrete put down a block of wood to set them on.
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#12000246 - 12/23/16 12:37 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: SoonerDG]
Tjbev13 Online   content
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Posts: 60
Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
If you do take them out DON'T set them on a concrete floor. If your floor is concrete put down a block of wood to set them on.


This is no longer true. Not with the construction of battery cases. It will not cause a effect on the battery from holding a charge.

I used to work at interstate battery. This myth was put to rest YEARS ago!

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#12000284 - 12/23/16 01:18 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: Tjbev13]
SoonerDG Offline
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Loc: Joshua, TX
Originally Posted By: Tjbev13
Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
If you do take them out DON'T set them on a concrete floor. If your floor is concrete put down a block of wood to set them on.


This is no longer true. Not with the construction of battery cases. It will not cause a effect on the battery from holding a charge.

I used to work at interstate battery. This myth was put to rest YEARS ago!


Still better safe than sorry. A scrap piece of wood is cheap insurance.
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#12018056 - 01/03/17 12:36 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: SoonerDG]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
Originally Posted By: Tjbev13
Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
If you do take them out DON'T set them on a concrete floor. If your floor is concrete put down a block of wood to set them on.


This is no longer true. Not with the construction of battery cases. It will not cause a effect on the battery from holding a charge.

I used to work at interstate battery. This myth was put to rest YEARS ago!


Still better safe than sorry. A scrap piece of wood is cheap insurance.
no need for it so why bother. If it is convenient I would just leave them in the boat and fully charge at 2 amps once a month.

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#12023220 - 01/05/17 09:23 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: Stump jumper]
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It's to keep from scuffing the bottom of the battery or possibly even crack the concrete.

woot
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#12024355 - 01/06/17 01:06 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: SoonerDG]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1412
Loc: Kaufman
Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
Originally Posted By: Tjbev13
Originally Posted By: SoonerDG
If you do take them out DON'T set them on a concrete floor. If your floor is concrete put down a block of wood to set them on.


This is no longer true. Not with the construction of battery cases. It will not cause a effect on the battery from holding a charge.

I used to work at interstate battery. This myth was put to rest YEARS ago!


Still better safe than sorry. A scrap piece of wood is cheap insurance.


Never putting a battery on concrete was a lesson learned from my dad several decades ago. I know that is no longer an issue, yet I cannot help myself. To this day I will always set a battery on something other than concrete, even though it is no longer necessary.
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#12027990 - 01/08/17 03:41 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: DTX Angler]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 418
Loc: South Texas
Freezing weather is death to any battery----Take them out!!!
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#12028094 - 01/08/17 04:31 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: DTX Angler]
MikeW62 Offline
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Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 129
Loc: The Colony TX
If you have a good on board charger with a maintainer just leave them plugged in
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#12028755 - 01/08/17 08:52 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: Bulletman99]
Dubee Offline
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1399
Loc: Godley Tx
Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
Freezing weather is death to any battery----Take them out!!!

No reason to take them out. Just leave them on the charger.

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#12028792 - 01/08/17 09:08 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: Dubee]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Originally Posted By: Dubee
Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
Freezing weather is death to any battery----Take them out!!!

No reason to take them out. Just leave them on the charger.


You should see me take my trucks batteries out every night.

Just kidding.

Haha
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#12029730 - 01/09/17 12:25 PM Re: Taking out your boat batteries for the winter? [Re: Bulletman99]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7194
Loc: Rockwall
Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
Freezing weather is death to any battery----Take them out!!!
Take them out and put them in the house? It was 20 degrees in my garage Saturday morning. I use my boat in the winter and have never taken my batteries out. I just keep them charged.

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