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Old 03-15-2016, 07:24 PM   #16
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City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
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Originally Posted by AKDoug View Post
Someday I will let you all know when I replace my Lifeline AGM's. So far I have two years on a pair of 4D batteries and a group 31 start battery, which I run hard all summer and never charge in any way except by running the boat.

They sit for 8 months during the winter with no charger on them and have plenty of life in the spring to fire it up and go into "float" mode within an hour. I anticipate 8-10 years of service life, but we will see...
Nobody can accuse you of coddling your batteries!

If you recall, what was your last setup and how long did they last?
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
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