Originally Posted by codprawn
Got to be the biggest rip off going - they use 16ahr batteries!!! For a lot less you can buy a car battery with a built in handle - or rig up a box - and a set of cheap jump leads - oh and a 4amp charger from halfords!!!
What Codders says.. with a few changes…… Decent "sealed type" battery in a box hard wired with (flexible) heavy cable and these type connectors..http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.c...to/pp175in.jpg
. Matching connectors hard wired to you boat battery and fixed somewhere convenient in your console…… more matching connectors wired into a split charge and changeover switch in your vehicle……Land Rover there’s room under your near-side seat box, if you turn the standard battery around… boot for other…inferior…cars….
…. and this is where your battery lives for most of its life. When you go onto your boat. Undo the quick release clips, undo the vehicle connection and put your (now portable) battery box under the seat of your boat, fastening it down with your second set of QR fittings... then if needs must and you flatten your primary battery... uncoil the leads... you did make them long enough to reach your "boat" socket without having to move your battery, didn't you..?.... There ya go... solution to battery drain on car and boat in one cheap and very functional package...with the added bonus that the second battery is maintained in tip-top condition too..for when you really need it.