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More Power!

As Tim says, we need "[B]MORE POWER[B]!
Last year we got an Engel freezer and smaller than usual 4d's (Colombian).
The easy solution I see right now is to add the engine start battery to the house bank and get another battery for engine start.
My question: Do you think a group 31 Lead/Acid battery is powerful enough to start a 10.5 hp Onan genset (3 cyl) and the Perkins 4:236 reliably?
Of course, I'd always have the 3, 4d house batteries as back up, but I'd rather not have to need that bank for starting.

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