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How much will that lot cost, and how long would that take?
That will take quite a few week-ends to wire that in.
I think he only wants to charge the batteries every now and again.
With the owner on board, an automotive charger really is a reasonable risk. I have done it for years, like three times a season. It buzzes for a few hours, then quietens, and is silent before morning. There is a smoke alarm nearby.
With the chap on board with an automotive charger, for say one night, three times a season, that certainly is a reasonable risk. Surely?
Bring the shore-power lead inside the cabin. Connect the charger to the batteries, then plug it in. Do not, do not, DO NOT put the charger onto the battery or pull the charger leads off the battery if the charger is live. Switch it off first.
I did that once, with a motorcycle battery... there was hydrogen around. Pop-boom !!! It really does make a mess.
Charge the batteries and go sailing there guys.
Last edited by Rockter; 06-20-2008 at 06:06 AM.