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post #117 of Old 04-19-2019
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Mark I know you’re a Li fan still many aren’t. Take a peak at affordable cruising or look at what’s inside most cruising boats. It isn’t Li. I’m on year 6 of my lifelines. Probably put carbon in when they go. Space and weight aren’t a concern. With solar and wind getting to 100% soc isn’t as well. Cost is. Replacing/ reprogramming charging systems is.
At present with 1020 usable amp hours isn’t. Getting to run the generator with a load is.
My situation is not unusual so Li is overkill for many.
OP asked a good question. I’ve been told for a full time cruiser 8-10 years is reasonable. That’s a passed along opinion. Take it as such.

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