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    Posted: March-13-2019 at 5:02pm
I pulled my 85 SN2001 home to get her ready for the River Ruckus.

My Kirkland Costo battery has a born on date of 8/13. Walmart showed that they have the EverStart Maxx 65 in stock, so I headed that way. Carried my Costco battery all the way in and they had none in stock. Now they show none anywhere in the Nashville area.

Wanting to fire up the boat, I put my 5.5 year old costco battery in and the boat roared to life.

Would you all just keep rolling with the old battery? I know it has to die sometime, but it shows full charge on my VOM, and fired up a winterized boat.
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Originally posted by rebel skier rebel skier wrote:

, but it shows full charge on my VOM, and fired up a winterized boat.

That's not a good indicator of condition. Run a load test on the battery. FYI, I have the original 9 year old battery in the lezmobile and it's been going through a pretty cold winter (plenty of -20's) without a problem.


EDIT: What voltage did you read and are you sure it just wasn't a surface charge? .


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Meh keep running it. They usually give you warning.
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14.2 (analogue, not digital) resting -- no draw.

To load test, so I just measure at the terminals while firing up the boat, or take it to Napa and let them load test it.    

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Surface charge is removed by letting the battery sit for 6 to 12 hours.

Have the load test done with a load tester that can apply the specific (1/2 CCA) amps on the battery. Cranking the engine in the boat doesn't do it.


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Originally posted by Hollywood Hollywood wrote:

*lesbomobile

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Make up your mind on the spelling!
Originally posted by Hollywood Hollywood wrote:

Minus ever having a lesmobile.



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It goes both ways?

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I hit the battery with my VOM over the winter, off charge, probably 10-15 times. I feel like the batter was between 13 and 14 (analogue) every time.

I will find a place to load test it.
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It goes both ways?

Be honest, did you edit me?

I did not. I had a feeling you had spelled it differently so I did a search.


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So which do you prefer?

*btw the battery sounds like it's functioning perfectly fine
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Originally posted by 8122pbrainard 8122pbrainard wrote:

Originally posted by Hollywood Hollywood wrote:

Your day to day lesbianmobile is 60 years old?

Sorry that you missed the point I was making.
No, the lesbianmobile isn't 60 years old!


Look at this from an old thread,(not another Mustang restoration thread page 48) you guys both agreed on the name and it was neither of the ones you're talking about.

This must be the more proper full name in the quote
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Originally posted by rebel skier rebel skier wrote:

I hit the battery with my VOM over the winter, off charge, probably 10-15 times. I feel like the batter was between 13 and 14 (analogue) every time

I will find a place to load test it.


General consensus seems to be AUTOZONE for tech stuff.

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Pete must have lashed out at some [potential] customers at the HD today. He's being overly tolerant on here today.
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Originally posted by Hollywood Hollywood wrote:

Pete must have lashed out at some [potential] customers at the HD today. He's being overly tolerant on here today.


Ha, kind reminds me of:
“Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you run over a small child or somethin'?”
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60+ months , depends on what the battery costco battery was it can't be far from you needing a paddle. Sure you can get a few starts out of it then you put a James Brown tape on the radio for too long and have have a few cold snacks next think you know click click click.
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Last time I checked you couldn't push start a boat. The journey to the Dora show is a 25 mile trip and you're in the middle of nowhere for most of it so I don't think I'd risk it. If ya don't then at least make sure you've got a set of jumper cables on board. Plenty of walmarts along the way to pick up a new one if ya go that route.

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The autozone load testing was mixed. They hooked it up, said it was fully changed, but failed the load test. The did it a second time and said it was good. They one more time and they said I need to buy a new battery.

I said thanks and left. I am stalking Walmarts for one in stock.

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If you have sam's club , I have heard good things about the Duracell Marine one they stock I have been tempted to try one.
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