The engine battery plays a fundamental role on a sailboat: it has to start and to close each new adventure. Sailing pushed by the wind is wonderful indeed, but to leave and come back to the port it's often mandatory to start the engine.
This is a kind of usage that can result particularly hard for the battery: the boat engine can stay idle for months while it's left in the boathouse, and even when the engine is used it doesn't work long enough to recharge the battery. In these conditions, what really makes the difference for the battery life span is the choice of a good battery charger and maintainer.
Moreover, many sailing boats are provided with a leisure battery too, to supply navigation instruments as well as little domestic appliances.
The right and proper solution is an intelligent battery charger, that can be connected to the battery in few seconds using the water-proof cable with eyelets (fundamental to protect the electric contacts from water, that can damage any electronic device) and just "forgotten" connected as long as the vehicle is left unused.
With BC, the battery will be always in its best conditions with no risks of short circuit, overcharge, overtemperature or interference with the vehicle on board electronic devices.
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