Leaping Into Lithium

The benefits of modern batteries are amply clear but do your homework and take a system-wide approach.


Your dock neighbor just switched out her old 12-volt lead-acid batteries for lithium-ion batteries. Should you? The lithium solution will be more expensive, but there are benefits, and we will offer some additional lithium background as we dig into this highly charged subject.

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Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly grew up sailing on the Great Lakes and spends time on the water in a variety of capacities. Whether cruising, racing, or coaching high school sailors, he believes that time on the water is time well spent. He has raced in a multitude of North American championship and national level regattas in several one-design classes, has completed several Mackinac Races (both Chicago and Port Huron), and holds a USCG Master License. Patrick's industry experience as a yacht broker with a highly-regarded company compels him to provide ethics-based support and knowledge to the boating community.