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question battery choice (Chivas)
Posted: 6:48:25 pm on 10/13/2012 Modified: Never
 
I have found that I need to charge my batteries at least once week (by running the motor) so I figure it's time to buy some new batteries. Presently I have CTC Nautilus deep cycle batteries. Question...what make of batteries do you recommend? as well, should they be identical? The batteries I currently have are 730a & 650 a 'marine crank'. Any advice?

Stephen Hnatyshyn
Chivas & Champagne, Mk V
Nepean Sailing Club
Nepean, ON

  Re: battery choice (diva27)
Posted: 10:09:31 pm on 10/13/2012 Modified: Never
 
That's a pretty darned big question, Stephen. Are you talking both the starter and the house battery? Doug Hunter
Diva
C&C 27 Mk1
Midland Bay Sailing Club
www.douglashunter.ca
  Re: battery choice (Chivas)
Posted: 10:51:17 am on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
Yes, both batteries, starter and house. I should mention that the boat also came with a Statpower 10hw Truecharge battery charger.

Stephen Hnatyshyn
Chivas & Champagne, Mk V
Nepean Sailing Club
Nepean, ON

  Re: battery choice (ALAN FORD)
Posted: 12:20:17 pm on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
Stephen
If you log in and go to 'search', then enter 'batteries' in the subject box, you will enjoy 56 entertaining  thoughts and experiences about batteries. If your question isn't answered there, give up!

Alan of SMOKE 1984 Mk V 002

  Re: battery choice (Chivas)
Posted: 2:14:17 pm on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
Thanks, what a great thread. One question...my mk V has the battery arrangement of one in the cockpit locker and the other in front of the fuel tank, which one is battery #1 on the selector? I thought I would put a non- deep cycle there for best start up cranking power.

Stephen Hnatyshyn
Chivas & Champagne, Mk V
Nepean Sailing Club
Nepean, ON

  Re: battery choice (diva27)
Posted: 5:33:57 pm on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
Disconnect one battery completely, put the selector switch on 1, and see if the cabin lights or some other device come on. If they don't, the battery you disconnected is 1.Doug Hunter
Diva
C&C 27 Mk1
Midland Bay Sailing Club
www.douglashunter.ca
  Re: battery choice (diva27)
Posted: 5:41:50 pm on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
If you're already going to replace both batteries, I think it makes sense to buy a cold-cranking starter battery. Cheaper than a good deep cycle, and it's designed to get an engine to turn over with a big blast of amps. The question then is whether you can get by with one deep cycle as your "house."
I replaced the starter this year in Diva and the single deep-cycle house is also up for replacement. In the meantime, I added a third battery bank, two 6-volt deep-cycle Trojans installed in series and dedicated exclusively to the cold-plate refrigeration system. I reasoned that I never want my refrigeration to kill my house battery and take my instruments with it.Doug Hunter
Diva
C&C 27 Mk1
Midland Bay Sailing Club
www.douglashunter.ca
  Re: battery choice (Chivas)
Posted: 6:15:59 pm on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
Awesome thanks, can you elaborate on your refrigeration system? Possibly a link to the manf.'r of the system you installed. Thanks.

Stephen Hnatyshyn
Chivas & Champagne, Mk V
Nepean Sailing Club
Nepean, ON

  Re: battery choice (copasetic)
Posted: 7:00:16 pm on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
Is there enough sunshine in your area to install a solar trickle charger?  Helps keep battery charged when you are not using the boat.
Just disconnect and put it in a safe place when people are on the boat.  I learned the hard way  that they can be busted by humans  who are able to get close to the panel  when the vessel is in motion.

copasetic
  Re: battery choice (ALAN FORD)
Posted: 9:06:53 pm on 10/14/2012 Modified: Never
 
Stephen, the Forum is a treasure trove of useful information, so all you need to do is replace 'refrigeration' in the subject box for the 'batteries' you tried earlier to-day and you will have a full evening's fun  finding out how 27ers keep their beer cold without ice cubes....

Alan of SMOKE 1984 Mk V 002

  Re: battery choice (jedlls)
Posted: 1:48:12 pm on 1/4/2013 Modified: Never
 
After much trial and error Costco's are the best buy, lowest cost, they take your old ones and they warranteed them forever, NO QUESTIONS ASKED>


John Dallas


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