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Old 10-15-2019, 07:38 AM   #6
O C Diver
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City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
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IMO, it depends on your cruising style. I have read on TF about people who have one house bank and start everything off of it. If you're a local cruiser within easy reach of Seatow or Tow Boatus, I guess that's fine. As you venture to more remote locations, I think separate and redundant is more prudent. Don't know how big your generator is, but a properly sized battery is pretty small in the scheme of things. Maybe you could find a better mounting location. My engine, house, generator, and bow thruster batteries are all separate, although I can jump the engine battery off of the house bank with the flip of a switch. That same switch also allows me to charge the house bank off the engine alternator when the house bank alternator regulator failed (have 2 alternators on the engine for engine battery and house battery).

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