Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries

Steve Leeds


I cannot address the changes for a Super Maramu, as I have a Sharki.
However, I've been using Trojan T-105's since the mid 90's and would not buy
anything else. Excellent quality, price and endurance. I'm sold on
the idea of batteries that can be topped off with water (distilled only) as
opposed to "maintenance free" batteries which seem to have a very
limited lifetime in live-aboard service. I have purchased them all over
the world (including from a golf course in American Samoa!). The
old "rule of thumb" said to replace batteries over three years old
before crossing an ocean, which I always have done, whether they needed it or
not. My current set was purchased in Darwin, Australia in August 2002 and
is doing just fine.

Steve Leeds
MACCABEE, Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service, Fort Lauderdale

----- Original Message ----

From: michael grunstein <>


Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:11:27 AM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries

Some owners switched
to deep cycle golf cart

batteries. Can anyone comment on the 6V vs. 12V

choice, and is the Trojan T-105 a good choice.Also

please describe the layout in the compartment and the

carpentry change due to the batteries height dimension

and the cables connection scheme.

Michael Grunstein, SM2000 #345

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