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post #23 of Old 03-14-2011
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Also remember that if you use your engine a couple of times each day you go sailing (in and out of the marina, and/or to anchor) you should probably run it at least 20 or 30 minutes or so each time you start it to get it up to full operating temp. In that case, once you've replaced the juice you used starting the engine, you'll be charging your batteries at a fairly high rate (probably something like 20-25 amps, at least. In other words, much of your electrical requirements will probably be met by the normal use of your engine.

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