Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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When I read through the searches in the forums on my questions the wiring to the house battery bank seemed to be what most people recommended.
You make good points.
What I was told is that when you use the windlass it is after you have started the engine and so the engine is charging the battery. I do now think that what you said may come true for me and that is using up that one battery on multiple anchoring attempts or times in a short period. Or by a hard to start motor etc. So going to the house bank may be the best bet.
I am not keen on a battery up near the bow. Space is an issue also, we have a mono hull.
I guess my worry is if you are at anchor for a few days\week what’s to say the house bank is not run down the morning you want to leave?
We at this time have four gulf cart batteries that do it all (start engine etc) for house bank. In the future we plan on having six AGM batteries and one starting battery..
Thanks for the input.
Last edited by SanDiegoChip; 02-12-2010 at 12:27 PM.