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KatfishKayak
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:03 am
I've been recently thinking about these jump starter units (like WeeGo), but I don't know anyone who actually has or uses them, so thought I'd post it out here... do they work? Are they just more "useless" stuff on the boat? Do they hold up? Is there a brand or model that's better than the rest?

This enquiring mind would love to know.

Thanks for any info, although obviously, first hand experience is preferred.
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:38 am
I have a yellow one from CostCo. I like it.
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pelagicsplease
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Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:57 am
I have owned several of them over the years and never found one that would hold up over about 18 months. They just quit holding charge I guess.  
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KatfishKayak
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Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:09 pm
pelagicsplease wrote:
I have owned several of them over the years and never found one that would hold up over about 18 months. They just quit holding charge I guess.

That's what I'm wondering about. Most of my quality rechargeable gear (e.g. dog training collars, weather station, etc.) eventually needs the battery cell replaced because they stop holding a charge. I figure it must be the same with these jump starters. At least there's a gauge so you can tell if it's low.

Capt. Dave, how is yours holding up?
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Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:38 pm
I have a Narco, After 2 years still good. Holds a charge for over 6months, and its small and compact not much larger than a ball cap. I have it for just in case if the boat wont start on the water. And keep it for lawnmowers, ATVs, Tractors etc if they need a little boost.  
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KatfishKayak
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Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:23 pm
Thanks, JDunk. That's sort of what I was looking for.
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Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:10 am
Iíve got a Noco gb150. Very powerful and long lasting.  
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