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Old 03-25-2006
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The main problem with 6V batteries, is if one cell goes bad, your whole system is kaput, because you no longer have 12V. How probable that is, I don't know, just know it's a concern. Many people swear by golf cart batteries.

Flooded batteries will give you more cycles, IF charged properly, than gel or agm. The gel and agm's though are maintaince free, and not affected by heeling and other cause of going off level.

The primary factor in battery life is proper charging and usage. Nigel Calder covers the subject in depth in his Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. A worthwhile book to have.

FWIW I'm going to agm's on my boat, mainly due to placement.
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