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    Hello everyone, I was wondering what does everyone run and what's been your experiences with car batteries vs. marine batteries? Any recommendations on any particular brands or types? Thanks in advance for any insights.

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    Depends on your use...

    In my boats, I always go with the marine version - the main difference is that the marine version of posts on top vs side bolts. I run Optima batteries...good warranty and decent price.

    Optima makes a deep cycle, lower CCA battery and a "starting", higher CCA battery. For my engine batteries, I run the 1000CCA starting battery. For the stereo, I use the 805CCA deep cycle battery. While the starting battery is higher amps, its rated lower in Ah (amp hour). The deep cycle is lower cranking amps, but higher Ah rating. This means it will run longer, but at lower outputs.
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    Marine means a sticker and a bigger price tag, and usually a shorter warranty. I like the cheapest lead acid battery I can get my hands on.

    How do you make it last? Use it. When things sit...they rot, including batteries....use the battery...any battery, and it will last a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    ....use the battery...any battery, and it will last a long time.
    X2. And keep a Battery Tender or other battery maintainer on it. (not a trickle charger). I've had real good luck with the red optimas.
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    Interstate Marine is pretty good. They also just changed their warranty from 1yr to 2 yrs. Price went down a tad also.

    I stock them so pretty easy for me to get one when needed.

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    thanks everbody for the input, I picked up a Deka 800cca marine starting battery for $90 out the door. With a 1yr replacement and 48mo pro. warrenty.

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