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Old 10-16-2008, 11:58 AM
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rwidman
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Default RE: Length of battery time on the water?

lknTP17 - 10/16/2008 2:11 PM
....................... and have yet to drain my battery.
Famous last words.

To feel safe on the water if you're turning the engine off and using electronics, lighting, stereo, etc. for any length of time, install a deep cycle battery as a "house" battery and leave the starting battery for just that, starting your engine. Keep them both charged with a battery combiner. Forget the 1, 2, both, off switches.

You can run the house battery completely down (you shouldn't but that's another topic) and still start your engine to get home.
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