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Thread: Battery Recommendation?
06-09-2013, 01:30 AM #1
Well it finally happened...I'm the guy who had to be towed to the dock today. Still had a great time prior to that, and law of average said it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Our LSV is a 2010. We normally run the boat every weekend, and during the "winter months" here in Texas, which translates to November - February, we've always made it a habit to take the boat for a spin at least once a month to keep it from sitting too long. Because of this, I've never used or needed a trickle charger, because my battery never really ran down. When out, we ride the entire time whether it's wakeboarding or surfing, so draining the battery due to the jams has never been an issue as we don't ever just park and jam.
That being said, this winter we were pretty busy and went from October to March without using the boat at all. As would be expected the battery was dead and I charged it overnight before our first outing in March. We've taken it quite a few times since then, and the battery seemed fine each time. Well today we went with friends to Lake Somerville as opposed to our normal river. We went with some friends with the intention to just relax, act like kids with tube wars (I just turned 39 so I'm secure enough to enjoy a tube without worrying about looking like a wally!), and float around. We literally spent about 10-15 minutes with the radio on and the boat off and I guess that was enough. Hit the key and it barely turned over once, and then it wouldn't respond at all. No clicking or nothing. The blower would run, but it was faint.
In the grand scheme of things there are way worse problems to have. So no complaints, but I'm in the market for a new battery. Any specific battery you guys recommend? Also, I don't want to make a knee jerk reaction and get something I don't really need, but being at the wrong end of towing has me wondering if I should add a 2nd battery. Like I said before, we rarely, rarely hang out with the motor off and just listen to music. I'm guessing a new battery and a tender or trickle charger to keep it fresh will do, but wanted to get you guys' thoughts.
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