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Old 21 November 2009, 12:10   #1
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Cautionary Tale

Like everyone at this time of year maintenance is the usual and I hoped that dry stacking boats would make life easier and it certainly has,

I read some posts recently where those still on mooring were suffering with gales and rain and even Jimbo has had grief with his bottom!!!

Today I went down to do usual checks and thinking just a quick check up and clean but No this idiot had left batteries on!! So out they come for charging, just shows even with great dry stacks it can go wrong, so for everyone else, take a bit more time to check those lovely ribs!
Keep dodging the rain spots.
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Old 23 November 2009, 03:36   #2
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Help with Batteries

Well I have been charging these batteries which are sealed units, If i drained them almost to a dead level will they recharge? or was this an expensive mistake?
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Old 23 November 2009, 04:40   #3
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Ian,

I had a dead battery at the start of the season which I charged for 24 hours with no joy, I left it on a slow trickle for about 3 days and all of a sudden it was like new again!
I think (I may be wrong!) leisure batterys have a deep cycle and require a long slow charge over a long period of time.

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Like Luke I have managed to get dead batteries back using a long slow charge. I use an optimate charger - even if I have taken the batteries off the boat as being 'charged' it still takes 2-3 days before it says they are correclty charged etc.

It was about 40 and worth every penny in my view.

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Old 23 November 2009, 07:17   #5
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Great --using one of these, but was concerned as the batteries are sealed units,
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