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Batteries for 2006 Chaparral 246 SSI

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Hello all,

Very new to the boating world as I was just gifted a 2006 Chaparral 246 SSI from family. I need to replace the batteries but I’m not sure which batteries to go with. I know it has dual batteries.

 

Any recommendations with links would be helpful. Thank you!

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There are many post on this along with many views on the topic. I would google the topic too. The first thing you need to ask your self. How are you going to use the batteries.

 

Are you power a big sound system? Planning trips and staying on the hook? So you want to size the batteries to your needs. Some boats have 2 to 3 batteries to power the house and one for starting.

 

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Iggy,

So far this is the information I have been given by local sources:

1. Group 27 starting battery ($170)

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--marine-starting-battery-1050mca-group-27--15020126?recordNum=8

2. Group 31 deep cycle battery ($280)

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--deep-cycle-flooded-marine-battery-105-amp-hours-group-31--15020332?recordNum=13

 

Any insight you have on CCAM would be helpful. Eventually I plan to upgrade the sound system but nothing too crazy. I plan to use the boat for some watersports, but most of the time cruising or at the sandbar. Average time on the boat would likely be between 2-5 hours. 

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52 minutes ago, Miamichap28 said:

Iggy,

So far this is the information I have been given by local sources:

1. Group 27 starting battery ($170)

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--marine-starting-battery-1050mca-group-27--15020126?recordNum=8

2. Group 31 deep cycle battery ($280)

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--deep-cycle-flooded-marine-battery-105-amp-hours-group-31--15020332?recordNum=13

 

Any insight you have on CCAM would be helpful. Eventually I plan to upgrade the sound system but nothing too crazy. I plan to use the boat for some watersports, but most of the time cruising or at the sandbar. Average time on the boat would likely be between 2-5 hours. 

Well those are wet cells. You might want to look at AGM types too. But you need to look at "how much power do I need and for how long?"

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