[Public-List] Batteries

John Birch Sunstone at cogeco.ca
Wed Mar 18 06:38:06 PDT 2009

A pair of T-105 Golf Cart Batteries - Trojan is a good make

Best bang per amp



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger L. Kingsland" <r.kingsland at ksba.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:33 AM
Subject: [Public-List] Batteries

> Hi All,
> I am in the market for new batteries and could sure use some advice.  Deep
> cell, wet cell, sealed cell, gel cell, jail cell, absorbed glass matt - 
> what
> the heck.
> I have a Universal 18 diesel (I will check alternator size) and a new
> battery charger (I will check on maker & model), a really neat electrical
> panel with built in volt meter and a big red switch labeled 1, 2, all & 
> off.
> I also have a refrigerator (Norcold?) and plan on having standard stuff 
> like
> VHF, stereo, GPS, instruments, air conditioning and table saw (just 
> kidding
> on the last 2).  I suppose I will also need running lights and an auto
> pilot.  Sounds like a set up for costal cruising?  I also thought it would
> be cool to run a small microwave from an inverter but could run that on
> shore power if it's too much.
> I like the idea of zero maintenance (gel or glass?) and wonder if I need a
> separate starting battery and house battery or if 2 houses will do (with 2
> cats in the yards).  Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly
> appreciated.  Are there any "Sailboat Electronics for Dummies" books I
> should read.
> Thanks so much,
> Roger 148
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