1. What battery should my boat have?
Dual batteries are recommended:

FOR ENGINE:
• Jet Skis – use a MCA 240 Starting Battery.
• 0-60HP Engines – use a MCA 465 Starting Battery.
• 61-150HP Engines – use a CCA 525 Dual Purpose Battery.
• 150-750HP Engines – use a CCA 625 Dual Purpose Battery.

FOR ACCESSORIES:
• 61-150HP Engines – use a CCA 525 Dual Purpose Battery.
• 150-750HP Engines – use a CCA 625 Dual Purpose Battery.

2. What size should my trim tabs be on my boat?
• 12”x9” trim tabs for 15-20 FT boats.
• 18”x9” trim tabs for 18-25 FT boats.
• 24”x12” trim tabs for 23-39 FT boats.
• 30”x12” trim tabs for 27-35 FT boats.
• 36”x9” trim tabs for 28-35 FT boats.
• 48”x12” trim tabs for 35-65 FT boats.
 
3. What is the oil mixture for my outboard?
• 50:1 Ratio is 1 pint of TCW3 oil per 6 gallons of gas.
• 100:1 Ratio is pint of TCW3 oil per 6 gallons of gas.
See owner’s manual for correct ratio.

4. What size trolling motor can I use on my boat?
• 8-10 FT boats use 20-25lbs thrust motor.
• 10-14 FT boats use 20-30lbs thrust motor.
• 14-16 FT boats use 30-40lbs thrust motor.
• 16-17 FT boats use 40lbs thrust motor.
• 17-18 FT boats use 40-50lbs thrust motor.
• 18-19 FT boats use 50-60lbs thrust motor.
• 20- plus FT boats use 70lbs thrust motor.
 
5. How many miles can my VHF Radio Transmit?
Normal usage is approximately 1 mile per watt.
• Hand Held VHF Radio is approximately 5 miles.
• Fixed Mount VHF Radio is approximately 20-25 miles.
 
6. What are the different types of transducers?
• In-Hull – 2part Epoxy to bottom of hull.
• Transom Mount – Most popular.
• Thru-Hull
 
7. What are the 3 most important factors when buying a GPS?
• Fixed or Handheld.
• Waypoints and Routes.
• Number of satellites tracked.
 
8. What size anchor can my boat use?
• 8-16 FT boats use 3-5lb anchors.
• 17-22 FT boats use 6-9lb anchors.
• 23-27 FT boats use 10-13lb anchors.
• 28-33 FT boats use 14-18lb anchors.
• 34-41 FT boats use 19-28lb anchors.
• 42-47 FT boats use 33-50lb anchors.
• 48-53 FT boats use 50-69lb anchors.
• 54-62 FT boats use 70-90lb anchors.
• 63-72 FT boats use 100-170lb anchors.
Sizes will vary depend on style used.
 
9. How can I stop my batteries from draining on my boat?
It is recommended that you have an automatic charger so that you may maintain your batteries while you do not use your boat.
 
Note: The answers are for general boat questions and can be used as a guide. The answers can change depending on the circumstances involved. More specific questions may be answered by our staff either by email or calling our Mega Store at our Toll Free number 1-877-516-5489.