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aquaholic posted 06-07-2003 05:10 AM ET (US)   Profile for aquaholic   Send Email to aquaholic  
Quick question for the viewership,
Need some help around selecting a battery for my 16SL equiped with a 70 yamaha 2 stroke. I have a boat load of electonics, which at times run while anchored (gps,fish finder, lights, cell phone). The contender battery I have (which is shot) is a group 24. No other data...cca,mca. I assume it is a starting battery. 2 questions, how large of a capacity should I be looking for, and would a dual purpose be a better solution? I checked numerous locations for recommendations, but thus far, I'm still at the starting line. John
UnderDog posted 06-07-2003 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for UnderDog  Send Email to UnderDog     
Hello Aquaholic, I also have a 16SL, and love it, I have more deck space than most montauk's I have seen.(I am not slamming montauk's, they are still a whaler)I use a dual purpose battery myself and I run a few things myself, vhf radio, am/fm-cd-mp3 player,3d sonar and gps. I also run a small compressor to blow up the water toys for the kids.

I just installed a new 90HP evinrude ficht motor on my boat and I love how quite and how much better the gas consumption is. I am still working on fine tuning the setup. but I have an advantage, sal lives in my area and my wife went to school with his son, so sal was nice enough to come over and look her over and gave me some great info. I hope to take her out for a test drive tomorrow.....

red sky at night..... means get drunk and get in a fight?

just kidding honest....


Sal DiMercurio posted 06-08-2003 01:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Keith, call me tomorrow, we "WILL" see 48 mph on your boat, then you can ride in mine & see what you think.
As far as batteries is concerned,........... you "never" have to much battery.
I'v got twin group 29s for one engine, don't go below a group 27.
You can have alot more confidence in your battery, by buying the heaviest one you can lift & fit in your boat [ not a group 24 ], then buy a backup one of the same size, you won't be sorry thats for sure.
aquaholic posted 06-09-2003 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for aquaholic  Send Email to aquaholic     

Appreciate the feedback on my battery question. Underdog, good luck with your new power, should be interesting at 48 mph. Have a good one...John

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