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    Default Leisure battery

    What's everyone using... the range in price is crazy.

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    115amp one from Halfords, comes with two year warranty think i paid 80

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    lol Also have a caravan so ideally would like ot have one that suits both
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    Got two, both from Go outdoors. Can't remember the details, but they were well priced compared to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletmanmofo View Post
    lol Also have a caravan so ideally would like ot have one that suits both
    We had a caravan, so we were limited by the size of the battery box
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    Depends what it's for as well - for example, when I was regularly using an electric outboard, I preferred a couple of 85amphr batteries to on single big one - easier to carry to the boat and if you use one up, you can take it easier on the second one. Mine mostly get pressed into service as phone and gadget chargers in the boot of the car these days.

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    As Hippy said depends on what its for, I use mine in a bic 252 with a 45lb thrust Minkkota and have two 85 amp batterys to even weight and also they are easier to carry.

    The cost is dependant on the number of cycles ( charges ) and yes it can vary alot. Where I used to work we use to use Optima and they where nearly 250 a batt for about 85Amp.

    I started with the Halfords ones for the boat but it did not last as long as I would have hoped I use two GS Neptune 85Amp/h ones now and am happy with them. They where about 80 I seam to remember.

    It also helps to give them a charge every now and again if you dont use them for a while. ie I do mine twice in the winter as I dont use the boat from november till march usually.

    Also get a good charger.

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    I went for a sonnenschein battery, which I double up with a minn Kota 56lb outboard. It wasn't cheap, but I've been well impressed with it. I looked at other batteries which were meant to be 12v 120ah but I was all dubious about the output. The battery I brought lasts really well on the water, and kept topped up with an intelligent charger should last a lifetime.

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    Numax Battery from Tayna was the best I could find a couple of years ago.

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