I am putting back together my 1968 Morgan
aft Cockpit sloop
The previous owner let her sit at moring for about 5 years with not much
to maintain her. After 5 months in drydock
a new perkins
,and extensive work on the bottom or should I say expensive work on bottom. I am enjoying the bay breezes here In SF/CA/USA. I installed a battery tender
for dockside and the motor
turns right over when leaving the dock
but the last time we went out she was hard starting after aprox 2hrs of sailing lisning to music
,used the auto pilot for a 5 min just for a test run with that not much else used .The boat has a dual battery
setup non Marine
and cant determan age, However in drydock
I added the acid and distilled to freshen them up a little. I assume they are a least 10 years old and probably truck batteries from some flea market. The boat has a Dual battery switch as well.
My question is Do I go with a deep cycle for #2 side which handels lights pumps ect and Go for a High cranking #1 for the engine
or stay deep cycle for both sides?
Should the battery switch should it be on number 1 for starting and then switch to #2
for activities while not under power?
Please give me
your feed back, Thanks.