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Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

I was unable to equalize the battery bank I was having trouble with so I contacted the battery shop here in Puerto Montt and they came to check them. after hooking up their machine, to each battery we found that the BEST of the 3 12V Rolls 113t batteries only had 32% of its life remaining. it was a sad site sitting in the battery box all alone. one crew member equated it to the Charlie Brown christmas tree:



I decided on a new 450AH bank with 4 6V Trojan batteries. 2 banks of two batteries hooked in series. after cuttien the battery box in half and re glassing (with some west system and an old cotton T-shirt!) it to acommodate the extra 1/2" needed, here is the setup:

"The notion of life implies a certain absoluteness of self-enjoyment." -Alfred North Whitehead


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