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Battery Charging Question

I recently replaced both my batteries on my Ericson 29 as they were very old and could not hold a charge.

I visited west marine and purchased these two:

SeaVolt group 24 12V Starting Battery
West Marine: SeaVolt Marine Starting Batteries Product Display

AGM group 24 12V deep cycle house battery
West Marine: SeaVolt AGM Batteries Product Display

The previous owner also has an inverter/charger setup that is connected directly to both batteries. This inverter is powered by a standard plug using shore power.

Will this combination work? After reading some of these posts it sounds like you can't use the same charger for an AGM and a standard wet battery?

I specifically asked the guy at west marine and he stated it is no problem using both kinds, just not to mix the GEL and AGM together.

Any advice is appreciated, I have been to the boat every day this week for maintenance so it is not yet a problem. But I want to figure out
a solution to keep these things charged.

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