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post #100 of Old 04-16-2019
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Re: Realistic expectations for my house batteries

So what would one recommend to replace 4-GC2 Lead Acid batteries. My batter box is built to EXACTLY fit the 4 GC2 batteries, so I’m stuck with that size format. We live aboard in the Caribbean for 6 months then put the boat up. While aboard we are 100% on the hook. We have ample solar and wind. I’m 68 years old and don’t need batteries with a 30 year life span or payback. Pretty low power drain: all LED, reefer is our biggest drain. Very simple boat systems wise, use AC only in rare circumstances like charging computers. Honda 2000 generator.

I’m estimating our daily current draw at about 125 amps when laying on the hook. If we ever go North again that will go up substantially to run the Espar D4.

It would be interesting to hear the suggestions.

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44' Pape, Steelmaid, cc steel cutter

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