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"The battery can't be anything special it is only $70.00"
It is also a group 24 battery, although 'deep cycle' with no stated amp hours rating. Plenty of ratings for cranking an engine though so if all your clients are doing is starting the engine now and then and a few low draw appliances now and then, why not? The boat's engine will likely start for a few years and your name will be Golden.
"Can't see it from my boat!" meaning I wouldn't likely buy that small group 24 battery.
If it was my boat I'd consider replacing both batteries at once. I'd also likely spring for group 27 batteries if the battery boxes would take them. I had to buy a pair of batts for my boat last summer in a rush and paid top $ at WM for 2 gr. 27's (>$300). You can do quite a bit better then that if you shop around a bit.
If your clients like to spend many nights aboard the boat then 6V golf cart batteries might be an option for the house bank - but your clients don't sound like they do that too often. Lots of amp hours (aH) in a golf cart battery. String 2 of them in parallel and viola (if the battery box holds them).
Edit to add: We got 6+ years out of a pair of gr. 27 deep cycle marine batteries from WM before replacing them last summer. I'd still shop around at other places.
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Last edited by CalebD; 03-31-2012 at 12:34 AM.