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smokedog2
04-21-2006, 08:44 AM
A friend with a brand x boat was getting ready for spring and put a charger on the battery. It melted the wire on the negative cable.

Is there a specific charger for deep cycle marine batteries?

I guess yes.

Should you use a deed cycle marine battery for starting?

I guess no.

What are the odds he fried the boat electronics?

I guess low. Ignition off s/b no connection.


Did I mention my boat started right up, first turn before I gouged the front end

qb12
04-21-2006, 09:22 AM
sd2, i use a slow trickle automatic shutoff charger that I picked up at autozone. I have used it probably a dozen or so times on my old outback and on the new boat with no problems.

hope this helps.

Doug, t-town

qb12
04-21-2006, 10:05 AM
sd2, sorry forgot to state it is designed for marine applications.

doug

pss3757
04-25-2006, 11:27 PM
get a cheap automatic trickle chargeer (2 amps or less) and leave it on the battery when the boat is not in use. You can get one at walmart, auto parts store, or Harbor Freight ($6.95 on sale).....doesnt have to be marine...it has nothing to do with it.

have no idea how your friend melted his battery cable.

ps

pss3757
04-25-2006, 11:28 PM
get a cheap automatic trickle chargeer (2 amps or less) and leave it on the battery when the boat is not in use. You can get one at walmart, auto parts store, or Harbor Freight ($6.95 on sale).....doesnt have to be marine...it has nothing to do with it.

have no idea how your friend melted his battery cable.

ps