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Old 15-09-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Does any One know the best battery for a 150 optimax I was looking at the red top
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Old 15-09-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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Does any One know the best battery for a 150 optimax I was looking at the red top
i use a blue top with my 200HO, it was used previously with a 200 Opti though
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Old 15-09-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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Amazing batteries. Ours has survived 3 years of hard racing including coming loose once and still tested within 2 amps of it's rating the other day!

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Old 15-09-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Is that also a blue top
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+1 on the blue top bat. , i use it on my 300XS Opti 2years without problems so far .
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Old 16-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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Blue top sounds like the one what model ???
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I use the BT DC 4,2L , it is a 12V 55Ah , Startcap.: 765 Amp (EN) CCA
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I believe Barrus no longer supply Optima batteries with Verado's because they've had so many problems with them!
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Old 16-09-2011, 10:49 PM   #9
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Do they require more power than the optimax?
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Does any One know the best battery for a 150 optimax I was looking at the red top
I have just replaced the three marine batteries on the old Cheetah with two RTC 4.2 red top batteries and have had excellent results, even though the engines are 5.5 litre diesels the red tops spin them over faster than the on paper larger capacity marine batteries did and it has also reduced the weight of the boat by more than 80KG.

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Do they require more power than the optimax?
Yeh, what with the fly by wire and the power steering pump constantly running,
they do require more power than an Opti, but I don't think that is the problem.

I'm told that the US Verado owners recommend Odyssey batteries. I've used these and they're superb. Merlin in Poole are a distributor.

http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=1285.0
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+1 on the blue top bat. , i use it on my 300XS Opti 2years without problems so far .
I bought a blue top as a starter + main battery for my previous boat in 2002. I used it in that for two years starting a 135 Mariner then since 2005 it's been the start only battery for my current twin petrols.

It has never failed to start both engines on it's own, holds a good charge for months if left unused and has so far lasted 9 years with no sign of reaching the end of it's life..

I'd buy another one!
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Yer barrus are now supplying odyssey batteries with the verados i believe. At least thats what the last verado we installed came with!
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Old 19-09-2011, 01:38 AM   #14
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Optima battrey top colour

Just in case any one is confused as I was regarding the top colour of optima batterys which is red, yellow or blue. Here is a link to Optima UK which explaines the differnce.

www.optimabattery.co.uk
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Old 19-09-2011, 07:47 PM   #15
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I see the red top has higher cca than the blue but would it run ballast/bilge pumps and electri tabs ok or would the blue be better

Thanks for all your replys
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Old 20-09-2011, 06:29 PM   #16
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Red Top Optima

Hi Dan,

We have run a red top Optima all season with our 150 optimax and had no issues at all. I'll post the part number when I get home.

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