Hey guys, I recently bought my first boat! It's a 1975 Mac Gregor 23' with a 1986 Evinrude
. The boat came with a small solar
panel but unfortunately, someone stole the battery!
Currently the only electronics
on the boat are engine
, bilge pump
, and lights. I need a new battery
and had a few questions!
1. The previous owner said he used a car battery
in the boat? I was planning on going with a marine
battery, whats the difference? Also do I need a certain voltage and amperage? I was thinking of going with this one EverStart 24MS Marine Battery: Automotive : Walmart.com
2. Will my engine
charge my battery while running? Or do I need to add a rectifier or some other setup?
3. Later on I'd like to add a VHF radio
, some interior lighting
, and perhaps a small stereo (alarm clock size). Will I most likely need more solar panels
, a generator
, more batteries?
panel is about 1'x6" should I leave this plugged into the battery at all times or do I need a regulator
I'm totally new to this so thanks for any help!