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post #3 of Old 09-08-2013
chuck53
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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.

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Last edited by chuck53; 09-08-2013 at 07:02 PM.
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