Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
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Re: replacing starting battery
On a smaller boat like yours, I would just go with another deep cycle. It will start the diesel just fine and will survive occasional discharges much better.
This has always been my thinking, but I doubt myself sometimes. So, to be clear using a deep cycle battery for starting is NOT going to damage it, or shorten it's life?
I just replaced my G-29 starting battery with a deep cycle that is rated for higher CCAs and MCAs. Go figure....
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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