I am a liveaboard with my boyfriend Cory on a 1999 Hunter 340. We belong to San Leon Sailing Club, TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Association) and Portofino Harbour Yacht Club. I have my own custom canvas business called TRS Canvas Creations. We are pretty active with our boat and have plans in the next year or two to take off and go cruising. Our usual sailing grounds are Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.
Taking off cruising in probably about two years. Maybe less if we're lucky!
"James, we're talking Apples and Oranges with the Deka 4Ds. While you had AGMs I had the Wet Cells which were rated much lower in AMP Hours. I had seen two different ratings for the wet cells with one estimate in the low 130Ahr range and the…"
"Oh yeah, forgot to mention battery monitor. The stock panel voltage panel is basically worthless in determining battery condition unless you've let the batteries sit idle for hours. Purchase a good battery monitor. It is vital for being up to…"
Congrats on the long life of your batteries.
May 2008 our B43 came equipped with 2 Dekka 4d Agms that are rated for 198ah's of service for a total house bank of pretty close to 400ah (396ah). Engine battery was Dekka Group…"