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Old 18-02-2012, 07:47   #46
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Re: Sanity Check on Wiring Plan

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le to cover every contingency with some series of switches and devices. It would be easy to carry a small starting battery or jump starter somewhere as your ultimate backup for starting; however, I wonder if we overthink this and create more problems for ourselves than we solve.
We've had this discussion, too, as you might imagine. I feel that if you're going to the "trouble" of lugging a jump start, why not simply "build it in" with a reserve bank?
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Re: Sanity Check on Wiring Plan

The jump starter I used to carry onboard was one of those that had a small inverter built in so I could also run a power tool for a short period of time. It was useful on the boat for running tools up on deck or ashore where there was no power. I even used it to jump start other people's boats and cars at times. I suppose it depends on if you have a good place to store such a thing, but in my case it wasn't any "trouble" at all and proved to be a useful tool.
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