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Old 08-08-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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batteries and heart disease

4 golf cart batteries on the dock, 4 more to go, plus one 8D which I don't even know how I'm going to get out.

Last time I did this I think I was still in my 30's.

For the rest of you old farts around here, have you learned any tricks to either avoid or differentiate a heart attack from the general pain that results from pulling these things out of the bilge?

I still have to haul ten new batteries back down too.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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I paid a couple of young guys to haul the old batteries out and the new batteries in. Well worth the $200.
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Hmmmmm, these suckers are like 70 pounds a piece. Anybody near Anacortes know of a good place to get rid of them? I mean, does anybody buy these for the lead value without having to drive to Seattle?

70*8 plus another 130 or whatever the 8D weighs. Probably close to 700 pounds.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:51 PM   #4
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Rusty, its well before noon, I can't find any young guys right now.
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Greetings,
Mr. g. "Rusty, its well before noon, I can't find any young guys right now." Go to the local liquor store.
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Ghost, can't help with lifting but we were charged a 60$ core charge for each 8D which was refunded when we brought in the old batteries. Neatly solved the disposal issue for us.

As to the young lads, if its before noon you might find the odd one who hasn't gone to bed yet but unlikely they will require more beer so you may need a different angle.
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I watched one ole' feller stick his old batteries in an old cooler. He then wrapped that in a moving blanket, tied his aft winch to the cooler and hauled it up a plank onto the after deck. The yard crew came over with a fork truck and hauled them away.

I asked if he needed any help and he just pooh pooh'd me away!
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...we were charged a 60$ core charge for each 8D which was refunded when we brought in the old batteries. Neatly solved the disposal issue for us.
We just swapped out 10 Trojan 105's. $30/core
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Rule one of a battery project: line up the muscle providers first.
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Rule one of a battery project: line up the muscle providers first.
I have three daughters which means I have three son in laws. I just call my daughters and say I need some help and voila!!!
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Last time I changed out 800 or so lbs of Pb North Harbor Diesel in Anacortes did it for me. Great price, quick and strong!
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30 cents a pound in Bellingham. The scale said my back hurt 758 pounds worth. I have the new batteries on board, but still hanging out in the galley. I'll put them down in the bilge tomorrow after I get everything cleaned up. Tonight I'm going to be busy holding my easy chair down
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I'm trying agms this go round. My first impression is that 90 pounds a battery is noticeably more capacity than 70. Sitting here tonight, with absolutely no dc power running on the boat, I can really tangibly feel the increase in amp hours. These things are already amazing, not even hooked up. I only wish I could actually move enough to get more Advil.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:59 AM   #14
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More Advil will be the least of your problems if you pop a disc, bent over, lifting 80lbs, in confined space. Take care.
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I don't know anywhere you can buy batteries without paying a core charge. Check your receipts. You will want to return the old ones back to where you bought the new ones.
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4 golf cart batteries on the dock, 4 more to go, plus one 8D which I don't even know how I'm going to get out.

For the rest of you old farts around here, have you learned any tricks to either avoid or differentiate a heart attack from the general pain that results from pulling these things out of the bilge? :
Come on Mr. P. . . Call Crazy Mary, she'll send Jerry down to help you right out. I'd help you, but this a car show weekend!! Ha Ha
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I don't know anywhere you can buy batteries without paying a core charge. Check your receipts. You will want to return the old ones back to where you bought the new ones.
I bought Optima AGM's on Amazon - free shipping, no core charge, no sales tax and best price!
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In and wired. Fisheries supply had the best price, beat amazon. We share an account between a few of us boaters and have gotten some really good pricing.

Larry, I didn't tell crazy Mary I was in town as I did not want to risk not getting the project done!

It's nice having the galley cleared, I can even open the fridge. I have 12 volt power and can finally take a shower and use the heads. If only I could move that far.

I have to run into town to get two bolts to hook up the starting batts. Then I have to locate the magic screwdriver with the magnetic end and reprogram three alternator regulators. But literally, all the heavy lifting is done.
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What`s a "core charge"? A refundable deposit? Money you get back so you don`t dump old batts and pollute?
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