Boat originally had 3 identical lead acid batteries (2 house, 1 start). I replaced them over last winter with 3 exide AGMs and reconfigured the smart gauge for AGM mode but I allowed it to 'learn' the capacity of the banks rather than just charge them full and set the gauge to 100%.
Don't you hate the feeling you get when you make a bad call to NOT go sailing sometimes? Sometimes it's because you thought there would be no wind or maybe because the weather report said chance of thunderstorms.
My boat is a good forty minutes from my house so, if I want to reverse my...
Well, a local osprey has apparently decided that my boat is the best seat in the house and has decided to take all his meals there leaving a mess of dried blood and guts all over my cockpit.
Well, I've taken defensive matters, establishing a perimeter of pennant flags. The next step will be to...
My boat came from factory with three odd sized batteries. The batteries are Exide ER350 model and apparently they fall under the Group D26 category. They are each 80Ah "dual purpose" batteries with 2 in parallel for the house bank and 1 for the starter.
They are arranged in a plywood framed...
New Jeanneau comes with the following setup.
2x80AH house batteries
1x80AH engine battery
The alternator is connected to a Cristec battery isolator. This is a MOSFET isolator (as opposed to a diode one) and the voltage drop is negligible at less 10 amps according to the literature...
Looks like it might be pretty convenient to keep handy.
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I will be leaving the dock and mooring for the first time next season with a new to me 35 foot boat. I have read several of your posts and articles on the subject on various sites regarding mooring pendants along with other articles on the subject.