Battery Cables

The battery is a key component of a modern outboard motor. It provides energy required during starting and provides supplemental energy when the boat’s demand exceeds the capacity of the charging system. Modern fuel injected motors can be more sensitive to low voltage conditions than previous carbureted models. Because of the battery’s importance, battery cables […]

Batteries And Chargers: What You Need To Know

Battery chargers are on almost every boat so lets take a look at some of the requirements and limit this discussion to lead acid batteries – not lithium-ion batteries. Lead acid batteries come in three types: wet cell, gel cell, and AGM(Absorbed Glass Mat). Since batteries are used on so many boats and for many […]

Battery Maintenance

Because boating season is almost in full swing and boats are continuously being taken out of storage, we thought it would be helpful to review the importance of battery maintenance. Caring for the electrical system is a crucial part of the boating maintenance schedule and the battery is at the heart of this system. Here […]