SailNet Community - View Single Post - Do I need a battery charger?
View Single Post
Old 09-08-2013
chuck53 chuck53 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,093
Thanks: 3
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 6
chuck53 is on a distinguished road
Re: Do I need a battery charger?

The battery charger will only work when connected to shore power. If you are keeping the boat on a mooring, I'd look into solar panels to keep the batteries topped off. Of course, if you use the boat frequently and use the motor a fair amount, you probably won't need solar panels.

It all depends on how you use the boat. If you spend a lot of time onboard either at a mooring or swinging on the hook, (not running the engine) you will need some method to keep the batteries up, either a solar panel or wind generator.
Catalina 34

Last edited by chuck53; 09-08-2013 at 08:02 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook