Members' Online Book: Battery Installation & Maintenance, Chapter 19 of 23

LifeLine AGM Batteries—Final Report Card

JHH-iphone-6707-20160715-5In 2010 we installed a new house battery bank made up of two 8D AGM batteries kindly provided free of charge by LifeLine. At the time, we had been having problems with relatively short battery life, so this was part of a deal:

Our part was, and is, to write about the changes we made to our battery charging regime based on advice from Justin Godbar, a principal at LifeLine. These posts eventually became our Online Book, Battery Installation and Maintenance.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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