Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lake Erie
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Thoughts on whether I should relocate my house batteries ...
I made a video ... may be simpler+faster to just watch it:
However, I'll also try to describe the situation in words.
1979 Tartan 37. As far as I can tell, it originally had 2 batteries. A previous owner upgraded to 4 batteries by adding 2 to the storage compartment under the quarterberth.
The problems with the current setup are:
* Old battery box hides one battery underneath a panel that makes it difficult to service the battery
* New battery location interferes with access to the engine (particularly in the way when trying to change the oil filter)
I'm considering moving the 3 house batteries up under the settee. This will involve a lot of rewiring and modifications to the new compartment. I'm leaning heavily toward doing it, but looking for input in case there's some angle to this that I'm missing.