basic battery checkup and maintenance

Is your boat battery in good shape? What should you do to keep it properly maintained? How do you clean the terminals? contributor Gary Reich addresses these issues and more, in this battery check-up and maintenance video. How to spot damage, check for voltage, and proper storage are all covered, so if you have a boat with a marine battery, give this video a look-see.


You still have battery questions? No problem - check out these articles on more specific boat battery use and maintenance:

Are My Bow Thruster Batteries Getting Charged?
Why Do My Electronics Blink Out?
Is My Marine Battery Installation Safe?
Grease on Marine Battery Terminals
Optima Batteries: Red, Yellow, and Blue, What's the Difference?
Good Battery Hold-Downs for a Boat

Written by: Gary Reich
Gary Reich is a Chesapeake Bay-based freelance writer and photojournalist with over 25 years of experience in the marine industry. He is the former editor of PropTalk Magazine and was the managing editor of the Waterway Guide. His writing and photography have been published in PassageMaker Magazine, Soundings, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Yachting Magazine, and Lakeland Boating, among others.