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#12295504 - 06/15/17 10:03 AM Batteries
DeepEastTXFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/29/16
Posts: 32
I just got my Dad's bass boat after he passed away and when I went to recharge the batteries I realized that it needs new ones. I have seen a lot about the AGM vs Gel vs your typical deep cycle battery. What would you recommend? I don't have an unlimited budget but I also want to get my moneys worth. I'm not very educated on batteries so figured I'd try to ask before wasting a few hundred bucks.

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#12295572 - 06/15/17 10:40 AM Re: Batteries [Re: DeepEastTXFishing]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1720
Loc: Lake Fork
You asked an open ended question.
What boat are you running, what electronics, what motor, what trolling motor? All of this will come into play - if your running a 16' boat w/a 50horse, one small graph and a 45lb 12v trolling motor, you won't need near the battery(s) that I do for a 250SHO w/2 12's and a 9", power poles and a 112lb trolling motor.

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#12295573 - 06/15/17 10:41 AM Re: Batteries [Re: DeepEastTXFishing]
tm33 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 47
Loc: Katy, Tx
They are pricey, but I chose Optima blue tops. I have had excellent luck with them.
5 years with no noticeable decline in performance. Knock on wood. I have had zero issues.

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#12295682 - 06/15/17 11:55 AM Re: Batteries [Re: DeepEastTXFishing]
dmr183 Online   content
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 823
Loc: San Antonio
I just use Interstate and replace every 3 or so years.

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#12295802 - 06/15/17 01:08 PM Re: Batteries [Re: Txduckhunter]
DeepEastTXFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/29/16
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Originally Posted By: Txduckhunter
You asked an open ended question.
What boat are you running, what electronics, what motor, what trolling motor? All of this will come into play - if your running a 16' boat w/a 50horse, one small graph and a 45lb 12v trolling motor, you won't need near the battery(s) that I do for a 250SHO w/2 12's and a 9", power poles and a 112lb trolling motor.


Sorry about that. 181 Champion with a 150horse. 55lb 12 v trolling motor and just one hds7. Planning on running two graphs in the future though.

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#12295915 - 06/15/17 02:19 PM Re: Batteries [Re: DeepEastTXFishing]
El Skeeter Offline
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Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 466
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
Before buying find out IF your charger will properly support AGM or,GEL batteries because
those require a different charging profile for longevity.

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#12296067 - 06/15/17 03:48 PM Re: Batteries [Re: DeepEastTXFishing]
Troutnout Offline
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Registered: 05/31/14
Posts: 315
Optima Blue top. They come with a full 3 year replacement warrant. But you should get 5 years are so.........
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