[Public-List] Battery Tray?

Jim Davis via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Fri Jul 21 12:45:14 PDT 2017

   I personally would opt for multiple 12 volt batteries rather than two 6
   volt in series.  On a larger boat 6 volt ones make sense for the house
   bank.  On my ketch the house bank is 450 AH with four golf cart
   batteries. I also have a separate battery for the engine.  With the
   battery storage location on the A30 you are basically limited to two
   batteries under the cabin.  If you use 6 volt ones in series and one
   goes bad you might not be able to start the engine.  Two 12 volt ones
   gives you redundancy and safety.  Back when I had an A30, I used the
   "odd even system".  On odd number days I used battery #1, even number
   days battery #2.  When the engine was running use the All position.
Jim Davis
Privateer Isa Lei

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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:24:23 -0700
From: Philip Bartlett via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org>
To: Jonathan Bresler <262alberg30 at gmail.com>,   Alberg 30 Public List --
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Subject: Re: [Public-List] Battery Tray?
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I've been using a pair of sunlyte AGM 12-5000x batteries for the last 5 years. 2
00 AHrs capacity and no risk of spills. They had no problem starting the A4 or t
he new Beta 20.


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> On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:22 AM, Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <public-list at lis
ts.alberg30.org> wrote:
> Thank you m, Mike. Shop vac sounds good.
> Did a bit more poking around.  There is a hole towards the aft end of the
> forward battery tray.  Using a wooden dowel to measure the distance, it
> appears that there is just over 6" from the inside surface of the tray to
> the top of the bilge!  At the forward end of the forward battery tray, it's
> less than 1/2".  There's some space under those trays.
> Have not ripped out the floor of the cabin. How are the trays attached
> to.....to what?
> Jonathan
>> On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:56 AM Mike Lehman <mlehman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would use a shop vac instead of a coat hanger...you can access under the
>> battery boxes from the bilge under the engine
>> On Jul 21, 2017 11:44 AM, "Jonathan Bresler via Public-List" <
>> public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> As a follow on to the question regarding one 12v or two 6v batteries.
>>> There is a tray in which the batteries sit.  Appears that the tray is a
>>> bit
>>> raised above the floor of the bilge.  Tried to poke my finger in there
>>> between the tray and the bilge floor and between the side to side vertical
>>> divider between the forward and aft battery compartments and the battery
>>> tray.  No luck either way.  The battery tray has a hole, about 1"
>>> diameter,
>>> at the forward end, perhaps the aft end as well, that would allow the
>>> battery to drain into the bilge.
>>> Is the bilge supposed to drain under/around the battery tray or through
>>> it?  Wondering if I need to get a wire coat hanger, unbend it, and try to
>>> fish out the material that has accumulated down there over the years.
>>> Jonathan
>>> --
>>> Jonathan M Bresler
>>> S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
>>> Annapolis/Eastport MD

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