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Old 01-12-2018, 02:50 PM   #21
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Nothing in your reference states the need for blowers. Not all ventilation systems have or require blowers as your first quoted post suggests. Nor does the OP state his laz lacks adequate ventilation necessitating the installation of blowers.
My first post said nothing about "all" ventilation systems, I only commented on the lazarette.

I like blowers. To me they insure adequate ventilation when designed properly especially when considering flooded batts in boxes. Regardless of where they are installed.

That covers it for me, you can continue to dissect if you feel the need.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:49 PM   #22
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My first post said nothing about "all" ventilation systems, I only commented on the lazarette.
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If (flooded) lead acid, make sure you add a blower to vent the gasses overboard when charging.
I must be misreading your words. Sorry.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:51 PM   #23
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One big reason to move batts might be to have them in a cooler location.

Every 15F the batts are over 77F reduces their life by HALF!!!

How warm is the spot where they live?
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Today I was able to ensure all the tankage was balanced and then moved the the 2 8D batteries from under the port settee to under the starboard cabinetry. Basically flipping from the port side to the starboard and moving that weight forward to almost amidship where we're "beamy-est".

The results were very close to level (see pics). Although I originally was looking at adding lead ballast another member suggested that moving the batteries and adding a third 8D would certainly be an easy and more cost effective use of any dollars spent on lead but I'm wondering how best to utilize the additional amp hours.

An additional battery would also put her right on the bubble.

So now what to do? Maybe setup two banks: bank A with 1 battery as start and bank B with batteries 2 + 3 in parallel as house?

I have a ProMariner charger that's capable of charging all three. Trying to sort out the most effective changes to leverage the additional "lead".

Any collective wisdom, warnings or ideas?
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