Marine batteries

 Im after new batteries for my boat after a deep cycle to run all my electronics and also 60 litre engel

So whats the best brand century agm optima fullriver so on willing to spend $350 to $400

On the optima d31m im confussed that it only says 75ah while the others are over 100 ah 


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Delkor

Sun, 2017-02-12 09:50

 I have had a bad run in Century marine batteries. On a duel set up they have been outlived by every other type I have paired them with so won't go there any more. From Delkor marine, tractor batteries and even an Exide from a commodore that lasted 4 years, already in the commy 1 year. That was a surprise!

my last battery was a Delkor from Challenge Batteries in oz park. They were well priced, had a good range and service so could be worth a look.

 

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I've had a fair run from Fullrivers

Sun, 2017-02-12 11:13

 Not using them on the boat, but for camping, running two. One would be 5 yo this year, other 3yo. No appreciable loss of capacity, used to run camper, fridges, and camp freezer. Available in 105 a/hr and, also in 120, I believe. Can't comment on the rest.

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 Repco currently have 30% off

Sun, 2017-02-12 16:51

 Repco currently have 30% off batteries. Unsure if it is all brands or just their own...

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I have changed from Optima to

Sun, 2017-02-12 18:46

I have changed from Optima to SSB Ultras. I am running 240ah house and 130ah of starting battery and they are brilliant.

 

I run 2 fridges and 1 freezer on big trips!

 

Around the $300 mark from Goodchild industries in Jandakot!

 

http://www.superstart.com.au/Products/ProductList/tabid/108/mode/details/bid/7/Default.aspx

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 Single 240 or two 120's?

Sun, 2017-02-12 18:49

 Single 240 or two 120's?

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3 x 85's. Couldnt physically

Sun, 2017-02-12 18:53

3 x 85's.

Couldnt physically lift bigger batteries into the spot i have then!

 

It's a pretty awesome system actually. Really happy with it. They are all in parralell untill the batteries drop until 12.7v so they are all constantly used!

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 How many cca is your

Sun, 2017-02-12 18:38

 How many cca is your cranking battery vinesh?

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EDIT 130a 1000CCA 

Sun, 2017-02-12 18:45

EDIT 130a

 

1000CCA

 

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streaker , i use sea master ,

Mon, 2017-02-13 09:49

streaker , i use sea master , have done since 2000 , in my 5.5 metre ally with a 90 2 stroke on it , it is a single battery and it runs everything .
im on my fourth battery which i just bought new in sept last year , the other 3 have given me an average of 5 years + usage , with never any problems in regards to cranking power , etc

they are only around the $175 mark ,
i also use them in my 4by with a dual battery system , i found they last longer than the century heavy duty low maintenance ones i once swore by

http://www.supercharge.com.au/seamaster-gold.html

link with some reviews below
http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/showthread.php/153098-SEA-MASTER-BATTERY-are-they-any-good

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 I got the SSB 780cca dry

Tue, 2017-02-14 21:42

 I got the SSB 780cca dry cell from goodchilds in cockburn. Excellent battery at excellent price. I didnt run the boat for 8 months whilst carrying some repair work and it turned over my 135ho v6 mercury no dramas. Had even used the fm radio to listen to for a few hours whilst working on the boat

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I've been looking

Wed, 2017-02-15 12:26

I've been looking for a deep cycle battery too, to put in my Thunder Weekender battery box for camping (40L engel etc.)

If anyone is looking for something in the 100Ah - 160Ah range, feel free to have a look at the spreadsheet I filled out to compare a bunch of brands:

drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Wd6mFhWymVZnJUc182UWsxSlk/view

 

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only the outline of the

Wed, 2017-02-15 12:56

only the outline of the spreadsheet opened up though when copied, I was able to paste it in and see the data.

Are you in procurement by chance? Great info. Very wide price range.

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That's a little strange

Wed, 2017-02-15 16:48

That's a little strange...I've changed the sharing settings so hopefully that fixes it. Otherwise maybe a browser issue?

No not in procurement, I just had a bit of time on my hands 

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+1 for Goodchilds

Wed, 2017-02-15 20:02

Good prices and excellent battery

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what battery would be better

Mon, 2017-02-20 14:51

what battery would be better remco 120ah or fullriver 120ah 

prob goin decide on on one of those brands 

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I have both in different

Mon, 2017-02-20 21:20

I have both in different cars,both very good. hope that helps haha

 

 

 

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 Haha which would u buy

Tue, 2017-02-21 05:05

 Haha 

which would u buy again 

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 For the boat nether. I am

Tue, 2017-02-21 10:47

 For the boat nether. I am running all SSB ultras now ( have 4 in the boat)

 

Have found brilliant so far and have the ability to jump start! Cheaper too. But thats just me, nothing wrong with with those other options mine are close to 5 years old

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 Century have just bought out

Tue, 2017-02-21 09:33

 Century have just bought out a MF 1000 cca 100 ah marine battery that i am going to try.

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 Have just bought 2 ssb

Wed, 2017-03-15 10:36

 Have just bought 2 ssb 1000cca 130ah batteries hope they both serve me well