Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Winter is coming -Battery Question?
Although it is a major PITA, I always remove all three HUGE batteries and take them home where I can keep them warm and charged. I don't want to have to worry about a solar panel failing and the batteries freezing. Of course it gets to -30 around here so it's probably more a concern than points south. If batteries freeze, they're ruined and expensive to replace. The other thing that is always a concern is having any potential source of ignition in an unattended boat. I am surprised that any boatyards even allow batteries to be on a boat all winter.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.