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Old 03 January 2013, 12:41   #21
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Old 03 January 2013, 13:12   #22
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this is what I was told from zodiac - if on mooring leave back bungs open and it will reach its own level- I got fed up with wet feet ! do fitted bilge pump and carry jump start pack.

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Yes I'll do that in the 3m sib I use as a tender as many do but never tried it with the rib. Has anyone? interesting concept. I always carry bat pack as you never know when you go out to rib there could have been bat failure or a hell of a rain!!

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Old 03 January 2013, 16:29   #23
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I have 3 of the cTek chargers, I use them for the argocats and Polaris, I've got a plug mounted on the dash so that you can just unplug the charger and go. Really easy to use
Do you have a rcd fitted on your boat
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Old 03 January 2013, 16:49   #24
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Yes I'll do that in the 3m sib I use as a tender as many do but never tried it with the rib. Has anyone? interesting concept. I always carry bat pack as you never know when you go out to rib there could have been bat failure or a hell of a rain!!

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Not quite the same but when my elephant trunk developed a split while on a choppy mooring the "own level" the boat found was with the water pretty much up to the top of the rear tubes! Battery compartment under aft jockey flooded, fuses rotted, etc. She's twin engined so heavy at the back, but generally, apply the idea with caution I'd say...
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Old 03 January 2013, 16:54   #25
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Autocare 12v TMX461 Battery Charger High Frequency Maintenance

I have two, one for the boat clipped on with crocodile clips and one wired in to my Defender with a waterproof plug & socket on the drivers foot step.

Don't know much about these Cetek ones, but my two seem fine.
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Old 03 January 2013, 17:10   #26
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How do you protect your charger from the 220volts .do they still have 3 pin plug or are they hard wired?
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Yes, when new it has a 3 pin 240v plug on one end and crocodile clips on the other, that's how I use the one on the rib, its quick and easy to remove and go.

My landrover has its battery hidden under the passengers seat and is a pain to get at every time I use it (which is not very often, hence the need for the charger), so I have fitted a marine quality socket to the side and plug the charger in to this.

I have worried about a fire, my wiring on my car has another fuse in it, and neither the cables or the charger get anything like warm.

As time goes by I get more and more confident, hope its ok, there is alot of fuel in there...

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Old 03 January 2013, 17:37   #28
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Do you have a rcd fitted on your boat
Sorry, I didn't explain myself very well, the plug on the dash is for the charge side of the charger, it is to save having to use crocodile clips.
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Sorry, I didn't explain myself very well, the plug on the dash is for the charge side of the charger, it is to save having to use crocodile clips.
Now I'm with you (i think)that makes sence,i was just worried about your charge being pluged into a marina's dodgey electric's.(not all marina's have dodgey electric's).some people do crazy things.
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I have both ctek and optimate 4 charger/conditioners and suggest the optimate to be superior. I have two of each and you can buy spare harnesses. I have fitted to all our farm vehicles and my Rib with twin batteries I leave the optimate on 24/7 and batteries are always 100%. Optimate can be found for around 50 as can the ctek. Hope this helps. As for shore power am just about to add to a new RIB.
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