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Wet cells on a boat are a pain to maintain and most (not the real expensive ones) wear out relatively quickly in the heavy duty cycling of live aboard use. This is anecdotal based on my own experience and that of many fellow cruisers I've chatted with.Whether this is due to poor maintenance or deep discharging or simply design factors is not something I know enough about to comment on...but I can say that despite my attempts at good maintenance and proper cycling, I have been disappointed in wet cells (East Penn Mfg. & West Marine 8D's).
On the other hand, I am well pleased with the trouble free nature of my present AGM bank which also seems much more robust after over a year in everyday use. No real worries about charging with these compared to wet cells...it is the Gel Cells that require less than 14.1V bulk charging.
 
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