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mobius maximus
05-30-2013, 12:14 PM
I took my boat out last weekend and before we went out the battery was dead. Threw some jumper cables on it and charged it with my truck for a bit. Then took her on the water. Then about 5 hours into the day we noticed the smell of burning rubber. Turns out the positive terminal on one of the batteries was burning up. Even the wing nut was a little charred. Could that be due to a bad batter?

moombadaze
05-30-2013, 12:50 PM
Yes it could be.

newty
05-30-2013, 03:36 PM
Sounds like the connections to the battery weren't tight.

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mobius maximus
05-30-2013, 07:35 PM
No the connections were deffinately tight. That was the first thing we had checked.

What kind of battery do you guys recommend. I was looking at optima marine batteries. Pretty expensive. As is any other "marine" part.

MLA
05-30-2013, 10:04 PM
I recommend having the batteries tested and the entire charging system and all the main cables tested before purchasing new batteries. This is not normal and something is wrong.

kaneboats
05-30-2013, 10:57 PM
The cable could be tight but the crimp on the cable to the cable end could be bad.