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    #41
    They Suck Deka's are the way to go

  2. Member Z518 Comanche's Avatar
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    #42
    I have good luck with their TM batteries, but not with the cranking batteries.

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    #43
    Interstates make some good musket balls, thats about it

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    #44
    i run nothing but interstate batteries simply because of the price i can get them for and i have not had any issues. 3 in boat, both vehicles, icechest radio, 2 in mudboat..

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    #45
    Hey, they are a primary sponsor of Kyle Busch, they have to be good.

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    #46
    I've had pretty good luck with them. Had to change the last trolling motor set in a year(warranty). I didn't know the MinnKota would drain batteries unless unhooked or unplugged...

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    #47
    Junk!!!!!!!!!!! I had them in a brand new triton they did not make it 2 yrs ... then they came in my new champion they did not make it the season. worst batteries ever..since I have had good luck with everstarts and diehards ..

  8. Member SkeeterBob's Avatar
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    #48
    On my 4th season with mine and still going strong, Pro 27's. I plan on replacing them sometime this year

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    #49
    Still have the original 3 Interstate deep cycle and cranking battery in my 2009. They are 3 1/2 years old and still going. Someone mentioned performing regular maintenance. This is a must on all batteries. I check my batteries every quarter. I still can run all day on the TM with heavy wind with no problems. My cranking battery still kicks over the 250 and runs my electronics/pumps with no issues but I have noticed it is draining down a little faster so planning on replacing soon with a 27 Pro ECL. I have had Interstate batteries in several of my boats and have never had any issues so with that track record I have no problem in replacing them with Interstate. Also I had my batteries checked a couple of months ago to see if they were about to die. They checked out good so my TM batteries get to stay another year.
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    #50
    Ok, why do some fisherman have good luck with battery brands others say are junk ? Damaged in shipping, poor charging habits. You would think if a battery brand was inferior everyone would have the same failures.

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    #51
    I think agm's are the way to go now,costco has good prices, and the agm's are deka,

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    #52
    Interstate is the only battery I will buy

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    #53
    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrgfm View Post
    I think agm's are the way to go now,costco has good prices, and the agm's are deka,
    Costco sells AGM batteries now? Or are you talking about Optimas? My local one only has wet cells and Optimas.

  14. Member Meleagris1's Avatar
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    #54
    SAMs club sells an AGM group 31 under the Duracell brand made by East Penn, makers of Deka, for $166 here in NY. I am torn between the Interstate Pro ECL and the Duracell. The Duracell weigh 8lbs more and have a little less RC, but I really like the AGM cranking battery I have, PM1.

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    #55
    I just returned from a guided fishing trip on Falcon lake. I fished with Jay Grieshaw. He has a 22 foot Ranger with a 250 SHO, fully rigged with a 101 Terrova and three guys on it.
    We had 30+ mph winds our second day. He used spot lock on all of the deep ledges we were fishing all day long. I was with my buddy who is also a guide and we were both blown away by the power and reserve of his batteries in that wind with that size of a boat.
    He was running Power Patrol AGM SLA1185 batteries made by Interstate. He still had almost 50% power at the end of the day. I am telling you, I was amazed. My wet cells would have burnt out midway through the day in those type of conditions. He was running that motor at 80-100 percent to keep us on some of those spots.
    I called my Interstate dealer when I got home to see if they were available and cost. He informed me that model was a introduced in 2007 and now replaced with DCM 0090. They retail for around 280 apiece. I just ordered three of them for my boat. I am sick and tired of messing with wetcells. I hope they are as good as Jays batteries. Like I said, I wouldnt of believed it if I didnt experiece it.

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    #56
    used nothing but interstate. have had them for years in my boats, trollers has lasted for over 5 years of every weekend fishing i have had a interstate in my pickup it's over 10 yrs old and it's finally starting to slow down. i am sure there are lots of good ones until i have a bad one i will use INTERSTATE>

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    #57
    Interstate 31 series workaholics are great. I have had them in my last three boats with no problems.



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    #58
    I used to use Interstates and I noticed if you keep them plugged in 24/7 Keep your eye on the water levels, they go through water faster than most other brands I've used. I use Trojans for my T Motor and Sears PM-1 for my cranking now. More expensive but they are dependable.

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