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Old 10-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #41
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Batteries because of the heat. Filters, I can't see much advantage. Unless they are in a space that is out of the engine room but isolated from the rest of the interior of the vessel.
Battery proximity to the starter trumps locating the battery "far away" IMHO. My 8D starting batteries may be overkill but they still have plenty of Oomph at say 120 degrees (which they have never seen in the PNW). Our house bank batteries are located low in the bilge on the air inlet side and seldom get above 90 degrees.

FFDs blanket statement is certainly open to debate and for good reason.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:28 PM   #42
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Battery proximity to the starter trumps locating the battery "far away" IMHO. My 8D starting batteries may be overkill but they still have plenty of Oomph at say 120 degrees (which they have never seen in the PNW). Our house bank batteries are located low in the bilge on the air inlet side and seldom get above 90 degrees.

FFDs blanket statement is certainly open to debate and for good reason.
It has more to do with the life of the batteries as opposed to the starting power. Large wires can deal with the voltage drop. But start batteries are perhaps better off near the engines. House batteries can benefit from being located in a cool area out of the engine room. Not all boats are run in cooler climates.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:56 PM   #43
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My answer woud be more air flow to the Engine room....not too many things in the engine room like being 120 and unless you are always up north or on a really big boat...a 120 degree engine room makes the rest of the boat uncomfortable.

While it's nice to have things out of the engine room...practicality has me looking the other way....a couple decent blowers and engine room heat isn't so bad.
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