COVID-19 is going to drag out. A vaccine and significant herd immunity are both more than a year away. We’ll flatten the curve and hospitals won’t be overloaded, but pockets of infection and increased contact will slow the decline. As sailors, our work is not done. Marinas in Florida were temporarily closed because herds of […]
Battery manufacturers want their batteries recharged to 100-percent state of charge after each discharge. In reality, few cruising boats (or any boats kept on a mooring) return their batteries to 100-percent state of charge after each cycle. If this partial state of charge operation continues, your very expensive AGM battery will soon perform no better, if not worse, than a common deep-cycle flooded battery bank. To keep that from happening, we have a few tips.