New battery box and bigger battery bank

I made a new battery box for the new 2x110ah battery bank and I am adding the old engine battery 70ha to the old bank making that bank now 210ah.

Those of you sitting in marinas connected to shore power maybe wondering why. Last season we had a lot of problems with battery drain due to never being connected to shore power from our delivery passage in March to the end of the season, the only charge the batteries were getting was from the engine. As we like to sail as much as possible the old banks of 140ah and 70ah engine battery could cope with the power drain.

We like to anchor as much as possible in places “far from the madding crowd” and almost never use a marina.

We are also having fitted a solar panel to keep both battery banks at full charge.

 

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