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I need new batteries for my volvo penta 5.7 GXi boat motor.

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I need new batteries...

I need new batteries for my volvo penta 5.7 GXi boat motor . what is the bbest batteries for that engine

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I just need new batteries for this boat.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?

The manual said it needs a starter battery & a house battery

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Does this boat already have batteries in it, or are there no batteries in it?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The manual said I need a starter battery & a house battery
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Which manual is this? The owners manual for the engine itself. Or a manual for the boat? Did you see my previous response? Does the boat already have batteries in it or are there no batteries currently in the boat?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Okay so does the boat currently have batteries in it or no?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Here is the reason I ask. The 2 most common sizes for boat batteries are group size 27 and group size 31. The engine requires a 27 or better, and a group size 27 will be just fine for the engine. You could use a group size 31 if you wanted to, and that would certainly give you some extra juice and some extra run time when running things like a radio when the engine is off. However, the batteries are physically different sizes. Boats also require battery boxes for the batteries to be installed into. If you already have group size 27 battery boxes, then you would not be able to use a group size 31 unless you also change those boxes, and vice versa. That is why I had asked if the boat already had batteries in it. Does that all make sense?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

It looks like you read my response and left without selecting a rating for my service, responding back with questions, or simply taking a minute to thank me for my time. Was there something else, or did you need to check on something and get back to me at a later date?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Hello, just checking in. Did you have any further questions on the issue?

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Thank you, ***** ***** let the moderators know you had trouble with the ratings system. Happy boating! -Jason

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