I started on my electrical
upgrade today. My shiney new batteries arrived. Mate are they heavey. 55Kg each, sorry I don't know what that would be in pounds, but they took some lifting on and into the boat on my own.
I was hoping to have found the manufacturers name on them, but only the NZ importers name was on them. I guess they are either made for the importer/retailer or he has removed the actual name and put his on. So sorry, all I know is that they are made in Germany
. They arrived in NZ dry and had the acid added here and then charged.
On there website, they do go into a little about what makes these batteries special.
Batteries ~ Long life, deep-cycle ~ Genkit Nelson Limited
I am taking the oportunity to rewire all the main battery
cable runs. Better positioning of the banks and rerouting the cable will enable me to save a significant amount of cable length. I am also going to change the anchor winch
feed from the old way it was hooked up which was to the house bank, over to the start bank. All the battery cables
will be run in their very own capped trunking to keep them safe and supported.