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This discussion has produced a conclusion...
Gongrats all, on a helluva thread. Much dialog (knowledgable to boot) on a much needed subject. After reading and digesting it all I've come to my own conclusion and will implement it forthwith in my old 35'. I agree with the premise that one large bank (four or six Trojan 105's) is a better setup, with a completely separate engine bank. One master on/off for each bank. In cases (hopefully not) that either goes flat I'll simply carry a heavy duty set of cables for emergency jumpering.
I believe it will be easier to monitor one large house bank (using a Link2000 or similar) than wiring 2 separate house banks, associated switches, wiring, yadayadayada, and monitoring both, not to mention remembering to switch back and forth...I've got enough other things to remember, like where I stashed my spare Racors...
Cheers, and thanks!