Trojan verses AGM - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 12-09-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,878
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by xort View Post
My boat has had batteries under the bunk since 1985, as designed by the factory. Am I about to die?

Thanks
No...but it does explain some things about you Ed!
Vent it anywhere you like. The whole idea is just to get some air flow in there so there is no accumulation of vapor.
__________________
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 12-09-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
BTW, Hydrogen is pretty good at escaping... Helium isn't as active and look at how it does from sealed mylar balloons. You probably don't need a whole lot of venting for a battery box...as long as the vent is at the top of the box... Hydrogen rises...fairly rapidly.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 12-09-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
windship has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Trojans are not the only choice for wet acid batts.
Interstate makes 225Ah. 6V that are pretty good also. They hold more liquid are heavier and have better construction.
I've had six of them in my Endeavour 32 for 8 years now maintained only by my AirX turbine...they lasted 8 years and I wasn't very nice to them. I bought 2 Rolls Surrette 8D's because I got them for a song at CE Beckman's.
But I was pleased with the Interstates.
And...There is no such thing as a "maintenance free" batt.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Equalizing AGM batteries Shelgail Island Packet 23 03-23-2011 10:19 AM
AGM Batteries Yofy Gear & Maintenance 10 08-16-2007 02:33 PM
SeaVolt AGM vs. Lieline AGM gilsurf Gear & Maintenance 7 08-06-2007 11:00 PM
SeaVolt 800 Starter battery...add AGM..? marinesniper Gear & Maintenance 4 01-03-2007 10:36 AM
Mixing AGM and wet cell batteries Jonathan316 Gear & Maintenance 7 06-21-2005 10:16 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012