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Old 23 April 2014, 16:50   #1
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Battery

After the events of last weekend, and having to throw myself on the mercy of Chris Ty Calch again, I need to replace the battery in me RIB.

What do I need? Running a Yam 85 2 smoke, a VHF and a smaller plotter/sounder. I know I could look at the spec of the one that's in there and get a new one of those, but it's a Vauxhall branded battery so I suspect it may just have been what was lying around last time it needed changing.

So basic recommendations/what other people use?
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Old 23 April 2014, 17:05   #2
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That's what I have x 2
Black top should do the job mine are 4 smoke though
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yep you need two with regulator, i would say 80's would be fine.
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Old 23 April 2014, 17:46   #4
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yep you need two with regulator, i would say 80's would be fine.
Only got one at the mo and haven't really got any space in the console for another.
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Only got one at the mo and haven't really got any space in the console for another.
Well ive got two and still carry a battery pack from halfords as back up
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Two batteries, switches and voltage regulator is defo the way to go, will save you from issues in the long run. When I bought my cobra second hand, before I picked it up I had a second battery fitted which I was very glad for after two weeks when I went out the original battery failed on me as I was going across the chain ferry crossing point at the exit to poole harbour, effected my engine badly, everything started dying very quickly so simply switched to the other battery and all was well. I have now have both batteries connected one being the start battery and one the house battery and ability to switch to parralel if needed in an emergency. Plus with the voltage regulator device both get charged when needed from the engine independantly.
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If you can fit a second battery connect them up with one of these.

716-V-140A-DVSR - Single Engine, Two Battery Banks

They cost a bit but look on it as insurance. The VSR part won't let your "engine start" battery be drained by other services (eg sticking bilge pump) and will charge the primary battery first when the engine is charging. You can link the batteries if you need to.

They are easy to fit (well I managed it!).
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If you can fit a second battery connect them up with one of these.

716-V-140A-DVSR - Single Engine, Two Battery Banks

They cost a bit but look on it as insurance. The VSR part won't let your "engine start" battery be drained by other services (eg sticking bilge pump) and will charge the primary battery first when the engine is charging. You can link the batteries if you need to.

They are easy to fit (well I managed it!).
Likey the looks of them
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Leisure
Car
deep-cycle" battery
( how many amp Hour)


I have used a leisure and car battery over the last 6 years (if I remember correctly about 85amp) Changing after 2 years
I run chart plotter,garmin 550 plus several instrument gauges also have VHF Radio wired in
One battery (prob only room for one)
always take one those car starter kits
Car Battery Booster Jump
Not had any reel problems am I pushing it
like to keep it to one battery
Going to buy new which one
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