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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Hi Mark,

Keep them in a dry not to cold an area, check the level of charge once a month and just charge them one day a month over the winter and if it is a battery you can check the fluid levels on keep an eye on them and top up if necessary.then it should be ready to go back on in the spring.

Regards

Simon Papendick

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Posted by member Mark Dell on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Thanks Simon
What do you use to keep them healthy in the garage etc?

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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Tuesday 15 October 2019

Hi Mark,

As a general rule, take them home so you can keep an eye on them, also some insurance companies will not look well on if them are left onboard. Some insurance companies have voided people's insurance as they have left an unattended power lead onboard and the boat as caught fire. So it is best to remove the batteries and have them at home to be on the safe side.

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Simon Papendick

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Posted by member Mark Dell on Tuesday 15 October 2019

Hi everyone

My Hardy Bosun Ruby Ann will be lifted out for winter
What’s the general school of thought regarding batteries? I have a small 10w trickle charger connected most of the time.
Would it be best to remove them and take them home to my garage? Trickle charge there?
Thanks in advance
Mark

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