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Trolling Motor Batteries

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Where can I buy decent trolling motor batteries on the north shore (Mandeville, Covington, or Slidell) for a decent price? What brand do you recommend? I don't want to spend more than $100 +/- per battery. I need 3 of them.

The last ones I bought came from Boat Stuff in Slidell. Don't know what brand, but I got almost 5 years out of them until this past weekend. Now they won't hold a charge for long at all anymore.
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batteries
go see battery depot in covington across from home depot
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Batteries
Go see Jody at easy lube in Slidell on old Spanish trail. They have the interstate for about $100.
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batteries
call chris at 504-415-5968 this guy will bring new batteries to you for a great price
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Jefferson
Coot,

Make the drive to the southshore and go to Jefferson Battery on Jefferson Hwy. Get the AC Delco Voyagers. I'm on my third set with about 5 years on each set and I have only replaced them as a precaution. They used to be completely sealed but recently have changed to a design with caps but they are still maintenance free. I think the group 27 batteries were about $90 a piece. I have 2 in the PD.

If you want, give me a call and we can discuss. It's time for us to go bowfishing anyway.
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What Brand and Maintenance Free or Not?
Thanks for the input guys........

A couple of more questions.

Does anybody have any negative experience or a reason not to buy a maintenance free deep cycle battery?

So Far Locally I found the following in a Lot 27 series:

Del Star (Cap or Maintenance Free) @ $74.95
A/C Delco @ $106 each
Interstate @ $106 each

Anybody ever use Del Star? Input?
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Trolling Batteries
Buy Ac Delco Voyager M29MF, it has 210 reserve minutes and is a GREAT battery. The 29 series is new, the older 30 series only had 160 reserve minutes.I have not found another battery with this amount of reserve minutes in this price range. Wholesale Battery in Baton Rouge sells them for $94 with trade in. You may find them closer to home, but go with Delco Voyager "fur sure"! Read the battery reviews online for all other brands, lots of negative posts. I just spent two weeks researching!
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maintenance free
Maintenance free don't last as long compared to a "well-maintained" cap battery. But, let's be honest, who tops off the battery every month with distilled water like you are supposed to? Then, when you do, there's a good chance you will find holes in your clothes later, that acid somehow finds a way to make tiny splashes.

Just go maintenance free and enjoy life.
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Batteries
5 years is a long time for trolling batteries. Why not get three more from Boat Stuf?
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interstate
yes 5 years is good. should just stick with the same ones. Otherwise, I have two interstate going on 4 years and still holding a charge.
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5 years!
5 years, just get the same kind!! thats great!!! maintain them and use distilled water when you add water!! don't let the level get too low, will bring them down sooner!!!
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Delco Voyagers
All the Delco Voyagers I have had lasted 6+ years. Just charge them up soon after you use them. I used other brands also, but did not get the same service.
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optima batteries?
optima batteries, i know they are expensive, but has anyone had any experience with them? are they worth the money?
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optima batteries
I have them in everything. Had one in a truck that lasted a little over 8 years. Sams has the dual purpose blue tops for $155 each.
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Interstate
Interstate is all I use and they hold up great.I am like you can't afford no 200-00 to a 300-00 dollar batt. when you need three of them.No kidding they are some good battys.We use these also in the oilfield and they hold up great.
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battery
green top interstates. if you pay more that 75 bucks you got ripped off. don't go to the interstate distributer, go to a boat shop. i get my interstates from the boat dealer in Addis, so I'm sure they all have them.
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