Re: How big of a starting battery do I really need?
Great feedback, thanks! This gives me a good target for battery shopping.
As an aside, I should have mentioned that the "start" battery is configured as a dedicated start battery, rather than as a reserve (using one 1-2-B-O switch for the engine, and another for everything else, with charging sources hard wired to house bank). This is because my previous electronics didn't deal with the starting voltage dip very well. My new electronics don't seem to have this problem, but I rather like the added flexibility.
1981 Spirit 28 "Bonnie Lass"