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post #28 of Old 06-03-2012
jentine
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Re: Lifeline Batteries

Few if any cruising sailors don't have a means of maintaining the charge in their batteries. Personally I have solar, wind, a generator and of course, the main engine. Since the state of charge never gets to a critical level, I use all batteries for the house circuit and have no back-up starting battery giving me a total of 880 amp hours of storage.
I have chosen to employ only flooded cell batteries as they can be equalized and thereby renewed regularly.

Jim
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