Re: battery availability at sam's club
Cabela's has AGM batteries on sale right now. Group 24 for $130, 27 for $147, 30H for $168. I got two delivered for $20 in shipping, about what it would cost me to drive there and back.
Someone who doesn't have a Costco or Sam's Club membership may find this useful.
I have two Group 24 ones that I just got, I can check who manufactured them tonight if someone is interested. Online reviews were pretty good, so I took a chance and ordered them.
1986 Pearson 28-2 "Elena"