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Old 11-06-2012, 04:11   #1
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Correcting a list

I have an IP 38 and an oversized battery was put under the front cabin bed beside the battery feeding the windlass. The front cabin bed is on the starboard side of the boat.

This is partially responsible for the boat listing to the starboard side. I was thinking of moving the battery to under a settee on the port side but would have to run battery cable right across the boat for a length of about 12 feet. Is this a problem? Am I better just putting sand bags on the port side?
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Re: Correcting a list

Moving batteries are usually not a problem if wire run calculated and sized appropriately.

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Re: Correcting a list

Add a matching battery on the other side. Not only will it give you extra capacity but it will more than double battery life if you reduce the depth of discharge.
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