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You really need to have a battery... On the Telstar, with the 20 HP, you could get away with only having a house bank, since the 20 HP Honda is easy to start via pull cord. I have both house and starting battery banks. The house bank is currently made up of two T-105 Golf Cart batteries, and gives me about 200 amp hours...meaning I can use about 100 amp hours before having to recharge them. I plan on increasing the house bank to about 450 amp-hours.
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SD, What type of battery configuration are you planning on doing to bump up to 450 amp-hours? Are you using your solar panels? If so, what are you getting for results on charging what you currently have?

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Currently have two T-105 golf cart batteries. Right now, I'm looking to relocate them and up the house bank to four batteries. That would give me 450 amp-hours. I do have solar panels, two 130 W panels, but am reworking the installation, since the original installation was basically screwed up by the electrician hired to do the work. Also, adding an inverter to the system, so I can power/charge my laptop, for when I'm writing on the boat.
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