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Old 25 January 2006, 06:00   #21
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oh yes indeed, i have twin battery setups on both of my boats!, is surprising how many folks on here only have one battery setup!but as rogey says even twin batteries need topping up
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Wouldn't having a second battery on the boat be easier.

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Old 25 January 2006, 06:04   #22
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quite a few of us ribbers have hardboats and caravans as well!!!!! even more reason to attract scorn and hatred!!
You get hatred for the caravan from anybody who does any kind of motorway driving (I do 40,000 miles a year of it)

But its just plain old pitty for being a Shetland owner im affraid
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Old 25 January 2006, 06:14   #23
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arr me shety

had it built new in 97/98 by james reinman marine who took over the shetland moulds from his father and restarted the shetland name, we struck a deal in that i payed for the build to get him thru ce certification and he did a good job and speced it out to my requirements etc. it has been a great boat and has seen lots of service on the river and on the sea. we go away for a week at a time on it as it sleeps 6, three doubles. it has a kitchen area, shower/toilet, sink, hobs, fridge. is tall enough inside to walk around comfortably. we keep it on a trailer so is transportable to any parts of the river or country. we always tow it with the landy only as it weighs a fair bit on a super roller coaster 7 which i rebuilt in 98 and you would not believe the tiny rough slips we can use to put it in, some are like just reversing over the bank of the thames over a few large stones!. it has a honda 90 on the rear which has been perfect from new. it will sit at 5mph all day on the river with no issues and will do around 26 or so on the sea. it has huge amounts of storage space for going away whereas similar sized sealines and the like have no storage space and were totally impractical in comparison. the kids really love it.

had a couple of shetlands and this is the second

going back to the thread the batts on the shetland need some loving care as are 8 yrs old at least now and do need topping up regular as they dont hold the charge like they used to so the top up charge on the move idea will be ideal for this

ps i hate being stuck behind caravans as well specially going to and from cornwall

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You get hatred for the caravan from anybody who does any kind of motorway driving (I do 40,000 miles a year of it)

But its just plain old pitty for being a Shetland owner im affraid
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Old 25 January 2006, 06:43   #24
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I use one of those batter 'optimisers' that you leave connected whilst the boat is in storage - takes but a moment to fit cost about 20 and makes me feel clever which is worth 19 alone
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Old 25 January 2006, 06:53   #25
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where do you get them from for that price?

i use one on the bike but the optimates are rated upto around 28ah so need something a bit beefier i guess as need to go to 120ah

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I use one of those batter 'optimisers' that you leave connected whilst the boat is in storage - takes but a moment to fit cost about 20 and makes me feel clever which is worth 19 alone
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Old 25 January 2006, 07:10   #26
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had a couple of shetlands and this is the second

ifn yew meshered dat reemarc onn de rikter scail it wud av bin a fawce ayt gail.

yew shud av bin a futborl comentayter yew nobbur

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Old 25 January 2006, 07:32   #27
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not sure whether to day thanks or not for your kind words
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ifn yew meshered dat reemarc onn de rikter scail it wud av bin a fawce ayt gail.

yew shud av bin a futborl comentayter yew nobbur

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Sorry; re-reading the original post revealed I left out one comment: A couple of weeks should not hurt your charge level enough to worry about, unless you have a really weak battery.

I've had my boat sit for a couple of months with no maintenance (no charging, no disconnecting, or anything like that), and, aside from being a bit low, the battery (the one that it was switched to at the time) was still able to crank and fire my motor in near freezing temps (yeah; I know we're not supposed to have those at sea level in California.)

So, if it's just a couple of weeks, don't worry about it.

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jyasaki - are you a slow reader?
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