Having your own boat and enjoying time out in the open sea can be one of the most fulfilling moments one can have after a hard day's work. You commune with nature, enjoy the serenity of the calm seas and of course, the fresh fancy fare after making your live catch.
However, there is more to just getting on the boat and rolling out to sea. For a neophyte, having your boat die on you while you are alone at sea could be your worst nightmare. To avoid this, here are some straight forward information you might want to consider when getting that dream boat.
Cranking is that process you do when you start up a boat: this is measured by cold cranking amps, the power rating needed to start your motor boat.
Deep cycle, on the other hand, is measured in amp hours and determines how long your boat can be in the open considering that you will be running at different speeds.
Thus, the longer you expect to be out in the open sea, the higher amp hour batteries you need.
There is also the issue about the different variations in boat batteries. The wet-cell ones are the most used in the industry and would be good for an experienced boat person. There are the maintenance free batteries though, which may be of better use for beginners and these are the “sealed” and the AGM or absorptive mat glass. Of course, these may be a bit pricier than your open cell ones but will give you less problems in terms of breakdowns.
The above information could prove to be very helpful to aspiring boat owners so be sure to keep these in mind when choosing your batteries.