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#12663289 - 03/07/18 09:40 PM Are deep cycles always needed?
Froghunter Offline
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Registered: 12/25/15
Posts: 184
If you run your boat almost every weekend and keep it on a trickle charger when not being ran is a deep cycle battery needed? This question is just for the cranking battery....with a 25hp Yamaha.

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#12663449 - 03/08/18 06:39 AM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: Froghunter]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Yes because on a boat you want as much reserve power as possible because of accessories running off of the cranking battery which run without the outboard running.
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#12663535 - 03/08/18 07:47 AM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: Froghunter]
Froghunter Offline
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Registered: 12/25/15
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No accessories what so ever...just used to start the motor. Nothing else.

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#12663598 - 03/08/18 08:36 AM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: Froghunter]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3432
Loc: Yantis, TX
Not necessarily for just starting. You want a battery that has high capacity and releases that power quickly to fire the engine. I recommend to stay with a battery designed for marine environments. They have a heavier case and are designed for the extra vibration.

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#12664390 - 03/08/18 07:30 PM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: Froghunter]
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 478
Loc: Pearland, TX
Stowaway Exides from academy is all you need.. I have 2 on my boat for cranking/accessories for 2 years now and no issues. My last set were the same thing, and lasted 6 years.
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#12668405 - 03/12/18 07:16 AM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: Froghunter]
EastBay Boats Offline
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Registered: 12/05/17
Posts: 30
Loc: Texas, 77414
Never ending battle, deep cycle are for low amp pull at a continued constance draw, and a staring battery is for max draw for short burst
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#12668549 - 03/12/18 09:04 AM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: EastBay Boats]
spankyttx Offline
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 1197
Loc: Denton Tx.
Originally Posted By: EastBay Boats
Never ending battle, deep cycle are for low amp pull at a continued constance draw, and a staring battery is for max draw for short burst


plus on the charging side, deep cycle batteries are designed to take a low amp charge compared to a starting battery that accepts a high amp charge
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#12671044 - 03/13/18 02:42 PM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: spankyttx]
Marc on Cedar Creek Offline
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Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 13
Originally Posted By: spankyttx
Originally Posted By: EastBay Boats
Never ending battle, deep cycle are for low amp pull at a continued constance draw, and a staring battery is for max draw for short burst


plus on the charging side, deep cycle batteries are designed to take a low amp charge compared to a starting battery that accepts a high amp charge


I will respectfully add that it depends on the brand of deep cycle battery. There are true deep cycle batteries that need a very high charge rate in order to stay healthy. Charging them at a low rate will cause sulfation of the plates. Always follow the manufacturers recommendation.

Marc

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#12682790 - 03/21/18 10:56 AM Re: Are deep cycles always needed? [Re: Froghunter]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 270
Loc: Austin
For the longest time, I ran a walmart car battery to start my 90hp motor, and never had a problem. But I didn't have a lot of electronics or pumps running off it. When I upgraded to a larger motor, I put deep cycle in to run pumps for the live well.
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