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Scott Warren

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I just wanted to remind those of you that may be new to boat ownership like me to constantly check your TM battery water level on a regular basis. I checked mine the first of every month, but somehow in 2 weeks it was pretty much dry. I normally leave the charger hooked up all week if I'm going out the following weekend.



Last weekend I had only been on the lake about 3 hours when the power went to almost nill. When I got back and checked out, didn't see any water in the cells. I filled up with distilled water and charged for almost 2 days with the red light on the charger not turning green. When I took the battery in yesterday to my local Bass Pro dealer here in Memphis, it tested fine. After some discussion, he gave me a new battery. After charging overnight, both red and green light came on.



I know the placement of the batteries in the PT175 are not convenient to check battery acid levels, but check regularly. I really appreciated the fact that the dealer replaced the battery free of charge and probably was not obligated to do so.



 

Ken Neeley

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Great job by the dealer...please post that on the Dealer Report card section.

Did you talk to my Paul in Memphis, or maybe Arnold???
 

Bill McElroy

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I heard that Trolling Thunder went out of business!!...Is that true?? I've got them in my 901 too and I love'em!!!

The 2001 9 series boats come with Interstates too,.......does anyone know??

Mac,
 

Spanky P

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I have a 2001 Pro Team 175 and my batteries and onboard charging system work great. My batteries are sealed.
 

Mike Paul

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tnscott, You didn't mention if you have a on-board charger. If your charging it with a car type charger you might be boiling out the water if you leave it on too long, I've seen it happen so I thought i'd pass it on. Mike.
 

Dan J.

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My 911 last year came with TT's and I immediately replaced them with A.C. Delco Voyager M-30's. Ran 'em 14 mos. hard without a single problem. All my previous Nitros came with Interstates of varying models. I always replaced them with Delco Voyagers which I've never had a failure, fresh or salt.My room mate during the 97 Invitational on Lake Ontario was a rep. for a new battery line called "Trolling Thunder". At two different tournaments that season, I and another friend jumped his batteries more than once. Man, he was mortified and we were glad we had Delco's. They're a little heavier than some of these "technological breakthroughs", but much more reliable. Just my opinion.
 

Bill McElroy

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My 901 is a 2000,...it came with two TT's and a Interstate Cranker,.......have never had a problem with either brand! I know the new 9 series boats all come with 3-4 Interstates,...maybe it's a "dealer thing"....i don't know!!

I like the TT's though,....they run for ever!!!

Mac
 

Scott Warren

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Ken, it was Arnold. Great customer service. Mike, yes I have the stock Guest charger that came with the boat. I was concerned at first that it was something with the charger, but it works fine. I also changed out the 3 blade prop with a 2 blade, and can't believe how much more speed I get at lower settings. A couple of guys had told me about changing it out.
 

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