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Old 08 May 2004, 16:14   #11
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Yep - thats exactly what I do.
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Old 08 May 2004, 16:41   #12
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I have a winch fitted this 'kills' batteries & so have gone though 7 batteries in 3 years due to the buckled plate syndrome...Buy it from Halfords with a 4 year garantee... & keep taking them back when they die.
So correct me if I misunderstand you Pete, but you're advocating dishonesty?
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Old 08 May 2004, 16:46   #13
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So correct me if I misunderstand you Pete, but you're advocating dishonesty?
Whats dishonest ? he is using it in a car. Assuming he asked for a car battery thats what they sold him, a battery suitable for a car. You could argue that Halfords sold him a battery that wasn't suitable for the job (trades description Act and all that) so they give him a free replacement so he doesn't sue them.

Sounds fine to me.

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You could argue that Halfords sold him a battery that wasn't suitable for the job
Mmmm... did Pete ask for a winch battery? He's stated that he knows that they kill batteries...
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Winch is normally wired into the engine battery with starter motor thickness wires as the drain is huge. If your really going off road then a second battery wired in helps, but its still a car battery.

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Winch is normally wired into the engine battery with starter motor thickness wires as the drain is huge. If your really going off road then a second battery wired in helps...
So you acknowledge that the current drain is huge, used for longer periods than a starter motor (usually seconds), and that a second battery is needed. Yet you still defend your conspirator!
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So you acknowledge that the current drain is huge, used for longer periods than a starter motor (usually seconds), and that a second battery is needed. Yet you still defend your conspirator!
Yup, top bloke!

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Remind me never to do business with an ex-squaddie!
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Remember car batteries arnt sealed,... this is why we often top up with de ionised water...
Lots, if not most, car batteries are now spill proof and sealed so as never to need topping up. They have a wee vent which can take a tube. This can be vented directly out of the battery compartment/console so that no hydrogen gets trapped inside the boat.

I've a small one sitting at the side of me. 270CCA and 33A/hr, cost 22. 48A/hr is probably more than adequate for your engine.
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According to my Clymer manual minimum recommended CCA IS 360 CCA & 115 Minuets reserve!
What ever that means?
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