This summer is shaping up to be a strange one—a pandemic moving through the land and an economy reeling from its strains. And now protests in the streets. A very strange summer indeed. It is enough to make any sailor long for a return to the sea, to solitude, to the world we know best, […]
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.