Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Rep Power: 10
Before we put our 2 group 27 batteries to bed for the winter we fill the cells with distilled water as needed. Then they get hooked up to a multi stage charger and they spend the winter being trickle charged. Check wet cells again before re-commissioning.
We did have to get new batteries this year but the oldest was 6 or 7 years old. I'd prefer if they would last 10 years but I gather that anything over 5 years is considered decent longevity for wet cells.
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen
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