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post #6 of Old 08-10-2012
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Re: Honda 8HP outboard to charge 12V

I too have an 8hp honda for my boat. Like you no nav lights and I have a bilge pump and depth sounder fish finder combo. I make sure that my battery is fully charged at the begining of the season. I have yet to take my battery out to recharge it. The fish finder draws very little and the bilge pump is used occaisionally. I have to motor out of the dock and into the harbour were I am about 10 mins at most, same on the return trip. So I find that the motor charges the battery OK. If that is what you have to do or there abouts then I would not worry about it.
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