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Re: Battery installations


I would be worried most about sparks while connecting/disconnecting the battery.

Both gas and hydrogen are explosive enough to be concerned about.

I doubt if there is anything spacial about mixing the two gasses.

It is a good idea to keep sparks away from anything flammable.

I just use a little battery to run the lights.

I have found a small maintence free compact car battery to work best for me.

I take it home and put it on the trickle charger between uses.

The desert destroys batteries left baking in the boat.


>From: Bob Schimmel
>Reply-To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: Battery installations
>Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 16:04:18 -0700
>This absolutely THE WRONG location for the battery. You are mixing
>gas fumes and battery acid fumes in the same compartment. You may as
>well sit on a bomb. Sure hope nobody smokes on board your boat.
>Kind Regards
>Bob Schimmel
>(Always stay curious)
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