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  • kimberlite
    Hi, A Group 31 is a truck battery. You would do better looking in an automotive supply or truck depot. Fair Winds Eric Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite _____
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 31, 2010
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      Hi,

      A Group 31 is a truck battery. You would do better looking in an automotive
      supply or truck depot.

      Fair Winds

      Eric

      Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





      _____

      From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of richard03801@...
      Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 3:53 PM
      To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries





      When looking in Chandler in Med coast France Spain and Italy as well as many
      places in the Carib it was hard enough to find size 31 lead batteries let
      alone AMG's.
      Richard on SM209
      Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

      -----Original Message-----
      From: David Mackintosh <dlm48@... <mailto:dlm48%40aol.com> >
      Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:54:25
      To: <amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

      REALLY NEVER found out of the USA please!!!!!

      http://www.optimaba <http://www.optimabattery.co.uk/> ttery.co.uk/

      http://www.batterym
      <http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?page=Batte
      ries_Specialist.html>
      egastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?page=Batteries_Specialist.html

      http://www.batterym
      <http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?product=Ba
      tteries_Specialist>
      egastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?product=Batteries_Specialist!O
      ptima_Blue_Top

      regards

      David



      On 31 January 2010 12:26, <richard03801@ <mailto:richard03801%40yahoo.com>
      yahoo.com> wrote:

      >
      >
      > When we have been sailing in the Med we had a lead acid battery go bad.
      > Getting 31 series lead acid replacements was hard to do on Elba. When we
      > asked about AMG batteries they looked at us as if we came from the moon.
      > Going AMG is A VERY HIGH RISK choice given the limited benefits of fast
      > charge you are better off adding a solar panel or wind gen.
      > As Eric pointed out once outside the U.S. Finding a replacement will NEVER
      > happen.
      > Good luck. Richard and Joan SM209
      > Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: "svsummerlove" <svsummerlove@ <mailto:svsummerlove%40yahoo.com>
      yahoo.com <svsummerlove%40yahoo.com>>
      > Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:49:25
      > To: <amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>>
      > Subject: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries
      >
      > Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're
      > expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth
      the
      > initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are
      > using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising.
      > They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate
      them...no
      > in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Steve
      > Summer Love
      > 340
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >


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    • David Mackintosh
      my thoughts too always check out the local big auto supply place rather than chandlers for batteries belts and oil and filters - BUT back to AGM batteries if
      Message 2 of 12 , Feb 1, 2010
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        my thoughts too always check out the local big auto supply place rather
        than chandlers for batteries belts and oil and filters - BUT back to AGM
        batteries if you are in the USA then 'old' computer room UPS AGM batteries
        are so cheap it is untrue - sadly you need to buy a load of them more than
        one boat even an Amel could use but if you can get together with some
        'friends' then even shipped down island they are highly cost effective.

        regards

        David

        On 31 January 2010 23:25, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

        >
        >
        > Hi,
        >
        > A Group 31 is a truck battery. You would do better looking in an automotive
        > supply or truck depot.
        >
        > Fair Winds
        >
        > Eric
        >
        > Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
        >
        > _____
        >
        > From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
        > [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com<amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>]
        > On Behalf Of richard03801@... <richard03801%40yahoo.com>
        > Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 3:53 PM
        >
        > To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
        > Subject: Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries
        >
        > When looking in Chandler in Med coast France Spain and Italy as well as
        > many
        > places in the Carib it was hard enough to find size 31 lead batteries let
        > alone AMG's.
        > Richard on SM209
        > Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: David Mackintosh <dlm48@... <dlm48%40aol.com> <mailto:
        > dlm48%40aol.com <dlm48%2540aol.com>> >
        > Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:54:25
        > To: <amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com<amelyachtowners%2540yahoogroups.com>
        > >
        > yahoogroups.com>
        > Subject: Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries
        >
        > REALLY NEVER found out of the USA please!!!!!
        >
        > http://www.optimaba <http://www.optimabattery.co.uk/> ttery.co.uk/
        >
        > http://www.batterym
        >
        > <
        > http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?page=Batte
        > ries_Specialist.html>
        >
        > egastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?page=Batteries_Specialist.html
        >
        > http://www.batterym
        > <
        > http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?product=Ba
        > tteries_Specialist>
        >
        > egastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?product=Batteries_Specialist!O<http://egastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?product=Batteries_Specialist%21O>
        > ptima_Blue_Top
        >
        > regards
        >
        > David
        >
        > On 31 January 2010 12:26, <richard03801@ <mailto:richard03801%40yahoo.com<richard03801%2540yahoo.com>
        > >
        >
        > yahoo.com> wrote:
        >
        > >
        > >
        > > When we have been sailing in the Med we had a lead acid battery go bad.
        > > Getting 31 series lead acid replacements was hard to do on Elba. When we
        > > asked about AMG batteries they looked at us as if we came from the moon.
        > > Going AMG is A VERY HIGH RISK choice given the limited benefits of fast
        > > charge you are better off adding a solar panel or wind gen.
        > > As Eric pointed out once outside the U.S. Finding a replacement will
        > NEVER
        > > happen.
        > > Good luck. Richard and Joan SM209
        > > Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
        > >
        > > -----Original Message-----
        > > From: "svsummerlove" <svsummerlove@ <mailto:svsummerlove%40yahoo.com<svsummerlove%2540yahoo.com>
        > >
        > yahoo.com <svsummerlove%40yahoo.com>>
        > > Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:49:25
        > > To: <amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com<amelyachtowners%2540yahoogroups.com>
        > >
        > yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>>
        > > Subject: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries
        > >
        > > Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're
        > > expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth
        > the
        > > initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are
        > > using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising.
        > > They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate
        > them...no
        > > in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.
        > >
        > > Thanks,
        > > Steve
        > > Summer Love
        > > 340
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
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      • Jean-Luc
        I put last year on COTTONBAY TROJAN lead acid battery, I am VERY HEPPY with my 8 27TMX battery (144 EUROS + IVAT each ; shipping is included in this prise)
        Message 3 of 12 , Feb 1, 2010
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          I put last year on COTTONBAY TROJAN lead acid battery, I am VERY HEPPY
          with my 8 27TMX battery (144 EUROS + IVAT each ; shipping is included in
          this prise)

          TROJAN WROT befor I bought them :
          The 27 TMX battery can give you as many as 500 cycles (discharge/charge
          sequences) if you limit your discharges to 50% of the battery's
          capacity. Again, this is assuming that the batteries are maintained,
          charged, and treated the per our recommendations. The 27 TMX battery is
          typically used in RV applications, but should work in any application.
          Please let me know if you have any more questions.

          JLMERTZ
          CottonBay
          SM316



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        • blumherbert48
          ... Hello together, has anybody some experience with AGM Batteries. I am waiting for delivery of my new Amel 54 and I asked for AGM batteries. But Amel is not
          Message 4 of 12 , Feb 1, 2010
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            --- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Jean-Luc" <jlm@...> wrote:
            >
            > I put last year on COTTONBAY TROJAN lead acid battery, I am VERY HEPPY
            > with my 8 27TMX battery (144 EUROS + IVAT each ; shipping is included in
            > this prise)
            >
            > TROJAN WROT befor I bought them :
            > The 27 TMX battery can give you as many as 500 cycles (discharge/charge
            > sequences) if you limit your discharges to 50% of the battery's
            > capacity. Again, this is assuming that the batteries are maintained,
            > charged, and treated the per our recommendations. The 27 TMX battery is
            > typically used in RV applications, but should work in any application.
            > Please let me know if you have any more questions.
            >
            > JLMERTZ
            > CottonBay
            > SM316
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            Hello together,

            has anybody some experience with AGM Batteries. I am waiting for delivery of my new Amel 54 and I asked for AGM batteries. But Amel is not very happy with my request, it seems, the the have no or bad experiences with AGM batteries.

            Herbert
          • sabbatical3
            I put 13 Trojan AGM batteries in my SM in September 2006 on the East Coast of the US and they are still going strong. My wife and I have sailed the boat to
            Message 5 of 12 , Feb 1, 2010
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              I put 13 Trojan AGM batteries in my SM in September 2006 on the East Coast of the US and they are still going strong. My wife and I have sailed the boat to the South Pacific and cruised extensively for the past 3 1/2 years. The batteries have been cycled hundreds of times, although rarely with a discharge as low as 50 percent, and the batteries are doing fine. As far as I can tell, they will get us the rest of the way around the world (the boat is currently in Australia). Replacement AGM batteries are available in Australia but I have no need to replace them.

              Mark Pitt
              "Sabbatical III" SM#419

              --- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "blumherbert48" <blumherbert48@...> wrote:
              >
              >
              >
              > --- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Jean-Luc" <jlm@> wrote:
              > >
              > > I put last year on COTTONBAY TROJAN lead acid battery, I am VERY HEPPY
              > > with my 8 27TMX battery (144 EUROS + IVAT each ; shipping is included in
              > > this prise)
              > >
              > > TROJAN WROT befor I bought them :
              > > The 27 TMX battery can give you as many as 500 cycles (discharge/charge
              > > sequences) if you limit your discharges to 50% of the battery's
              > > capacity. Again, this is assuming that the batteries are maintained,
              > > charged, and treated the per our recommendations. The 27 TMX battery is
              > > typically used in RV applications, but should work in any application.
              > > Please let me know if you have any more questions.
              > >
              > > JLMERTZ
              > > CottonBay
              > > SM316
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              > >
              > Hello together,
              >
              > has anybody some experience with AGM Batteries. I am waiting for delivery of my new Amel 54 and I asked for AGM batteries. But Amel is not very happy with my request, it seems, the the have no or bad experiences with AGM batteries.
              >
              > Herbert
              >
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