Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 11
If you're thinking about putting these on your 50' Beneteau for useful work, forget it! A boat that size ought to have decent, reliable, and known batteries aboard, unless you plan to stay at the dock all season.
If you're just playing, try:
1. giving the batteries a full charge, using a smart battery charger;
2. when they're fully charged, give them an equalizing charge;
3. load test them....put a known load on them for several hours and measure the results;
4. fully charge them again.
Desulfators, IMHO, are a waste of time. So are dead 4D batteries. So are additives. So are all the other innovative and heroic tricks you hear about.
But, hey, if you've got the time and inclination, and there's no maintenance needed on the Bendytoy, why not?
Be careful you don't throw out your back schlepping those monsters around. That could REALLY get to be expensive!
Last edited by btrayfors; 04-26-2011 at 05:55 PM.