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thedub88



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:55 am    Post subject: sunken marine battery Reply with quote

my friend has a deep cycle marine battery and trolling motor for his canoe. In april everything sank to the bottom of the river (3-4 feet). Now after two months of drying, is it okay to charge and use the battery or is it junk?
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Troy K



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: sunken marine battery Reply with quote

I am not sure but I'd say if the battery plates have been covered by water the whole time that is a good thing since the plates will not oxidize. I was told once that if it is saltwater then it acts like an electrolite and the battery discharges and a chlorine compound is made. Either way, if you smell chlorine while charging you better STOP. You may need to test the electrolite and add some if necessary. BE CAREFUL< a new battery is not that expensive>
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