Originally Posted by Mark Zarley
Would not want to sleep on a bunk that had venting batteries underneath, or for that matter anywhere in a unvented (think cold weather
and closing everything up to conserve heat) interior
living space. One time aboard a 46 Nordhaven the owner showed me his stacked washer & dryer in a neat little closet . Bottom unit was starting to rust, asked why? The invertor batt bank was under them , and the gassing was eating them up!
I didn't say it was unvented.
There is a opening from that space to the head
, via louvered doors and a nicro solar
vent that evacuates the space.
AGM'S do not vent under normal circumstances. So its not the same issue.
As far as what one person told you... well.. t here are as many opinions as there are sailors out there. Everyone has a opinion. I would hate to be in a passage
off shore in the north pacific
and have my battery
bank die just because I wanted to save some money
. Its a risk, and it might pay off for you. I hope it does. Me, I would replace the bank and be sure. Call it the cost of cruising. But thats just me.