Caltexflanc: the cabling to the bus bar is about 6-7' from each box, so they are separated by about 12-14', I'm figuring. The boxes are located either side of the engine.
I guess, I could move the start bank to the stbd side and relocate the smaller house box to the port side. That might be possible. But I did look at that site that Clectric referenced in my thread on electrical systems 101, and it becomes somewhat problematic to "cable" a large bank with 10 batteries, optimally so that all batteries contribute equally to electrical draws, and that they are similarly charged equally. In other words, a balanced design. At this point one hopes that the compromises that are often necessary in an electrical system aren't ultimately responsible for premature death of expensive batteries!
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