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Old 24 January 2006, 13:53   #11
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I'm not sure I understand the benefit of charging from the car? Unless you leave the boat unused for long periods, if your alternator is doing its job it should be charging the battery when you use the engine.
Don't most tow boats go unused for a long period of time?

especially in the winter
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Don't most tow boats go unused for a long period of time?
What's your point?

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Old 24 January 2006, 14:12   #13
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What's your point?

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That the battery isn't going to be charged regularly by the engine, cos the engine aint on regularly enough to charge them. Thus, having the boat charged as you tow it down to the slip, is good.

Having the car charge the boat engine is all very well, but some trailered boats are kept in compounds, and aren't used very often, so that gives you the same problem.
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Old 24 January 2006, 15:11   #14
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Don't most tow boats go unused for a long period of time?

especially in the winter
People who leave their boats unused for long periods of time deserve flat batteries
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Old 25 January 2006, 04:19   #15
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So can anyone think of a practical disadvantage of fitting a charging circuit and plug onto a boat?

Other than people imediately thinking that you tow a caravan rather than an austentatious display of disposable income?
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Old 25 January 2006, 04:27   #16
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the only drawback is having to fit the charging circuit and suitable plugs and of course the second socket on the car if not already fitted. doing this could be quite expensive if you have to pay someone to fit it all for you, so that needs to be considered.

Luckily or not i pull a caravan as well so have the second socket on the cars and fitted all the electrics myself so has been minimal cost.

i will fit a charging circuit on the boats i think so i can take advantage of this for topping the batts, is a good idea in my view.
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So can anyone think of a practical disadvantage of fitting a charging circuit and plug onto a boat?

Other than people imediately thinking that you tow a caravan rather than an austentatious display of disposable income?
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Wouldn't having a second battery on the boat be easier.

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I'd be hypocritical if I disagreed with you Pete, as I think it's very important to have two batteries. However they may both be in need of a little top up after a lay up
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Luckily or not i pull a caravan as well
Your a brave man owning up to that - you are now likely to become the object of much hatred
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quite a few of us ribbers have hardboats and caravans as well!!!!! even more reason to attract scorn and hatred!!
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