Well, it's time for a new battery as the piece of crap "DIE HARD" finally DIED HARD /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif. I'm pretty positive I want to get an Optima yellow top battery because it's got all the great characteristics of a marine deep cycle battery and I've had several friends that have them in their yotas and they swear buy them. However, I'm a bit leary of them because they only provide 650CCA, and I was once told as a rule of thumb you should have 2CCA for every CID. Seeing as I have a 350, by the powers my college degree gave me (thank you CHICO STATE!!) that would equate to 700CCA. Does anyone have any input on this?? Would the yellow top be sufficient? To answer a few questions: no I don't have a winch right now but I will have mine back from the shop within a month, and no I don't have a high output alternator....YET!! Thanks in advance for all the help and advice.