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Old    Robbie Parker (RobbieMWD)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-08-2010, 8:50 AM Reply   
I've seen allot of battery replacement threads, I just can't really find the answer I'm looking for. I am looking to replace the two factory battery's in my 2004 SANTE 210. It has two Interstate Workhorse battery's right now. I will be upgrading the system in the future, but I will rarely, if ever, be playing the system with the engine off. I will manly be blasting the system while riding. What will be good battery's to upgrade with?
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2010, 1:17 PM Reply   
If you plan on going with some higher draw amplifiers in the future, look into a set of Kinetik 2000's, or some XS battery D5100's.

Optima is a decent choice also, but for the price, there are better alternatives.
Old    Robbie Parker (RobbieMWD)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-08-2010, 3:48 PM Reply   
I looked at the XS and the Kinetic batteries you recommended. Will they be fine with cranking and normal use? O have looked at the Optima's at Sam's club, they have two different blue tops that run $155. How would the yellow tops hold up?
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2010, 4:11 PM Reply   
I have been running 5 yellow tops in my boat for 2 seasons without issue. The reason I'm replacing them is because I have upped my system's wattage, and I dont think they will keep up. I have had good luck with the optimas, but others might not agree.
Old    Derek (camassanger)      Join Date: Oct 2009       05-09-2010, 8:37 AM Reply   
West Marine resells deka seamates under their own name. Spec- wise they are superior to optimas. Not sure if they are still on sale, but it's worth a look.
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       05-09-2010, 8:48 AM Reply   
I have 3 Deka group 31 batteries.
Old    Marc (bingbing)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-09-2010, 9:06 AM Reply   
North Star,I have try them all. I run a NSB G-3100 for the stereo (3800 watts) & a NSB G-2700 for the boat. To make life simple I went with an on board battery charger. We get home plug it in, done.

http://www.northstarbattery.com/engine_start.php

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