Originally Posted by smac999
if the only reason you want a charger is to equalize then I'd say you're wasting your money
. you're going to spend $400 on a decent charger and it's going to extend your battery
life by what $40? save the $400 and just buy new batteries when they die.
you'd have to run the boat for 40 years to pay for itself (save $40 every 10 years) and the charger isn't going to last that long..
I am coming around to this idea, replace the batteries when I need to rather than try and drag many years life out of them, after all how much a year would I be paying for electricity if I lived on land?
So the current
plan is to maybe add one more group 31 deep cycle battery if I can squeeze it in somewhere and beef up the wind
and solar charging
In hind sight, I think I did not look keep the battery voltage high enougn during a 6 month refit
fit which ruined at least one of them