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Another question - I am considering either an Echo Charger or a Yamdima Battery Combiner to keep the Starter Battery charged without using 'the Switch'. I gather one is solid state and one has a mechanical relay. Any thoughts on reliability? The battery combiner has different models for the 'through current' - as a starter , is this the max alternator current (~120 Amps)?
My current manual windlass has seen better days (before rust...); I will be replacing it - thoughts on manual vs electric (I have 300' of 1/4 HT chain and 44 lb anchor) (I also have a pressure wash spray nozzle) If manual - what ones are still available - pros/cons? If electric - which one? Should I put a windlass battery up near the windlass or use really big wires? Do I power it off of the house batteries if it does not have it's own battery?
Last edited by micheck; 08-03-2011 at 02:05 PM.