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#1

Lesgold
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From: Batemans Bay, NSW
Joined: 12 April 2017
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14 March 2019 04:51 pm

Hi Folks,

A quick question. How many years should I expect to get out of my cranking batteries on my boat? I’ll be interested in what you have to say before I feed you some info.

Cheers

Les


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#2

Rockhunter62
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From: Roaming, WA
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14 March 2019 05:23 pm

Hi Les,

We used to find up in Darwin that even only a year was good after being in very hot conditions and getting pounded by the choppy conditions. 2 years for a good one. This was on a boat that was used every weekend.

Cheers

Doug


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savage bitter
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14 March 2019 06:05 pm

centenary boat battery about a n70 size have had one go for 6 years never missed a beat starting 90hp and running gps sounder plus lights one day dead latest battery is 2 years old and going fine

have worked on boats were battery lasts 12=18 months and know some 5=9 years old

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#4

Lesgold
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From: Batemans Bay, NSW
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14 March 2019 06:43 pm

Thanks guys. That’s what I expect as well but here’s the story. I built my boat in late 2003 and got my batteries wholesale from a mate who was setting up a business in boat fitouts. The batteries were put in the boat in Feb of 2004 and have been there since that time. Have had them on the charger twice in fifteen years. Not that they needed charging, I just thought it would be a good idea. About ten years ago I asked my mate about the batteries as I was pleased that they had lasted five years. Wanted to contact the manufacturers to say well done. My mate replied:”how’s your Chinese?” Surely they can’t last much longer. If one goes I’ll have to replace both of them.

Cheers

Les


GPX 5000, SDC 2300, Equinox 800
Bullet and lead shot specialist.

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#5

Rockhunter62
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From: Roaming, WA
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14 March 2019 06:59 pm

Can't complain about that Les. thumbsup

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"


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