Just arrived back from my longest trip yet; Mobile to Panama
City and back again. Battery
isolators are a must. I knew I had a week battery
after the second day on the hook and ran the engine
to charge same, but to no avail. Since, I was leaving the next day, my plan was just not use any juice til morning when it was time to crank. Needless to say, but when I went to do so the next morning my starting bank was dead. I had forgotten about that little thing called battery equalizatioin.
Lesson Number 2: shoes topside are a must. I've always insisted upon it while underway, but did not consider it while on the hook. Well, my crewmate jamed her toes in the companionway hatch
slot and broke two toes. She missed the trip back but is otherwise okay. Just thought I would share what little information I can provide to the wealth of information this site has provided me.