I've had my west wight potter for 12 years now. As soon as I got it I bought a solar battery charger
and and a sunsaver-6 to keep the battery
I am stuck ashore, so the boat
lies on the trailer
or in the marina un-attended for days.
I have purchased some other electronics
which take AA batteries
. My practice is to power these with rechargeable batteries
. In the house I keep a battery charger
that is usually plugged in even when there are no batteries in it. The problem is when I go sailing I want the batteries where the boat
is, because being absent minded I often find my self on the boat with out charged batteries. So I am contemplating placing a Ni-cad charger on the boat so these batteries can be kept fresh on the boat.
I was wondering if there are any out there who have successfully made this a practice. I know its easy to find horror stories where a fire was caused by a battery charger, but I am hoping to find that there is a large group out there who are doing this and having no such problem.
Thanks and happy sailing.