Out-of-Season Battery Storage

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Bubbakat, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Out-of-Season Battery Storage
    1. Remove battery as soon as possible and remove
    all grease, sulfate and dirt from top surface.

    2. Cover PLATES with distilled water, but not over
    3/16 in. (5mm) above perforated baffles.

    3. Cover terminal bolts well with grease.

    4. Store battery in a COOL, DRY place in a dry carton
    or box.
    5. Remove battery from storage every 60 days.
    Check water level and place on charge for 5 to 6
    hours at 6 amperes. DO NOT fast charge.
     
  2. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    When is "outta season"? My boat is fishing year around... The only time I won't fish is when the wind is >30mph, there's lightning, there's ice on the ramp and/or when the Mrs says NO!:crazy:
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Then all you need to do is clean all the connections good and check water level and keep a battery minder hooked up so you can go when the wind dies down and the wifes gives you the green light.:big_smile:
     
  4. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    What is your recommendation of a good, not too expensive, battery minder? and while I got your attention, do it mind more than one battery?
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    The weak can never Forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the Strong. (Mahatma Gandhi)
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Jeb you can purchase a 1 or 2 or 3 bank onboard charger, I use the 5 amp on board 2 bank charger myself bought at bass pro and it is 4 years old and still going strong. It has what they call a float charger. When one battery is fully charged it will cut that one off and continue to charge the other opne until its full. It minds the battery at all tyimes when pluged up. I plug mine up when I park the boat so when I am ready to go so are the batteries.
    Well worth installing in my humble opinion.
     
  6. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Willard thanks for the battery tips.