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  1. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    @Water Dawg 6 While that is true with a traditional 1/2/BOTH switch, the switch/ACR the OP would be going with, would take care of that passively.
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    Add a battery

    During engine run time, and having the alternator supplying to one time of battery and into another type through an ACR/VSR, is not a concern, heres why? An alternator is not really "charging" the battery(s). Its job is to really just keep up with normal loads drawing on the system. These two different types of battery are not directly wired in parallel, just electrically in parallel through an ACR only when their is alternator voltage. Not enough time for one to effect the other, in any negative way. Actual shore charging is a different animal. We do not want to combine, or parallel a main and house bank, even if both are the same type. Why? Because they have been used in a manor that each has developed and little different internal resistance due to their different discharge/charge cycles. A group-29/31 deep cycle is not going to want to charge at the same rate as what a main cranking group-24, which is likely never cycled deep. I would not argue with this at all. Id even go with both wet cell. If the existing battery is 3+ years old or the age is unknown, id consider starting the new season with 2 fresh batteries of the same type. Although some of the promariners cannot accommodate a different profile on each bank, some of their chargers can handle both AGM and wet cell on the standard profile. You have to read close, but a standard size AGM will do just fine on the same profile of a wet cell. So a group-24 cranking wet cell on one bank and a group-24 AGM on the house bank, will charge just fine on the standard profile.If you have large output AGM, then change to the AGM profile. This would be a case where you would want AGM on both banks.
  3. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    2018 267 SSX - Transducer?

    Cool, cant wait to see the finished results.
  4. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    Permanently wired in parallel? Absolutely dont want to do that! Having a wet cell on one side of the switch and an AGM on the other? not an issue. If you plan to use a shore charger, just make sure its a dual bank that can handle each profile.
  5. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    @delaswim I like the Interstate Marine batteries. If you have the room, Id go with a group-29.
  6. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    New boat prices through the roof. Insane. What happened?

    I have not been seeing this, but quite the opposite. Yes, there is still some depreciation, but with new boats averaging a 5%-7% price increase p/yr over the past 10 years, the secondary boat market is SMOKING HOT! Im seeing 5-10 year old boats selling for close to what they sold for new. Not their MSRP mind you, but what the average selling price when new. This is not across all boat types, but it is in some. Inboard tow boats and pontoons are hot right now.
  7. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    @cyclops2 Turning the switch to the COMBINE position circumvents the ACR, supplying the house loads. No, because we dont choose a house battery using cranking amps. You want to use Amp Hours for a house battery.
  8. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    As soon as the ACR closes, that load is sensed by the alt and the alt's output will ramp up to accommodate the load. Unless there has been a failure in the system, you would be swapping out the charged and held in reserve cranking battery over to the depleted house bank, so you fridge keeps running. No getting home there. Unless an alternator is on its last leg, I have not come across an alternator that will not trigger an ACR/VSR closed. Ive installed on 150HP outboards up to 8.1L V8 in-boards. Ive had experience with devices from blue sea, BEP, Promariner, surepower. The amount of battery Ah is more of a concern then the device itself.
  9. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    @cyclops2 Configured in the most ideal manor, the cranking bank gets alternator charge DIRECTLY from the alternator. The ACR NEVER interrupts this. If neither bank is not very low, the ACR will close, sending some charge to the house bank.
  10. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    With an ACR such as the blue sea 7610 and the dual circuit plus switch, the main cranking bank ALWAYS gets priority charging. Load to the alternator is relative to the battery Ah and their level, and not the so much the switch/relay setup.The above system can easily electronically isolate a very dead house bank from the alternator, if one chooses to. Much the same as a traditional 1/2/BOTH switch can mechanically.
  11. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    Only if there is a combiner relay. However, if you look close, the proper blue sea switch, does not have 1 and 2. Its ON or OFF.
  12. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    Cable length is absolutely changed, when you properly configure the system, so the fuse is not needed. Please dont misunderstand. Im not advocating you leave out a fuse where its needed. Im stating the system can be setup in a way, that those fuses are not needed. Id go with a circuit breaker over a fuse if you do choose to go that route.
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    New boat prices through the roof. Insane. What happened?

    Adding to the boating experience is certainly a worthwhile topic. The tech we see in boats has most definitely added to the coats, but did it add to the value? Again, another great topic. Non the less, there has been a lot of tech put into to boats these days. I think there is also way more science into the hull and hull construction. Wood has gone away and composite materials are in. We see boast that are a 2-piece hull/deck design that gets "welded" together at the rub rail. Seat boxes and helms are no longer separate pieces bolted in. They are molded into that deck cap. This makes for a more solid boat. Hydrodynamic plays are huge part in hull design for water sports boats, more then ever. Its cool to see a twin screw outboard setup with each having its own electric steering actuator. No longer a master/slave with a linking arm. When in docking mode, the joy stick articulates each drive independently for easier docking. Under way, they act as if they are physically linked. GPS is now being used to keep your boat over your fishing hole like auto-pilot, compensating for wind and current. no need to drop and set anchor. Outboard exhaust is diverted elsewhere then through the prop hub, while in revers. Makes for better backing and steering while backing. We are seeing otherwise "aftermarket" components now coming from those manufactures, with proprietary connections just for that one boat builder. This emulates the auto manufactures system integration. For a tow sports enthusiast, a 15%-20% improvement in GPH could be significant. Not to mention, reduced CO effecting your rider in tow.
  14. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    This is the potential load that the cable and fuse calculations are based off of. But as noted, those fusses can be done without. Two less terminations to worry about, shorter cable runs Yes, ive installed dozens and no, not one issue. There is no issue with installing a new house bank, while retaining the existing "old" cranking battery. They are only in parallel through the charge relay and the alternator will not overcharge one. When the boat engine is running, 90% if the alternator's output is just keeping up with the loads. Its not like a battery charger charging static batteries.
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    New boat prices through the roof. Insane. What happened?

    Interesting. if you go to the Chaparral site, the home page features a boat with twin yamahas. So it seems Chap uses outboards, and this a Chap forum, right? Soldier4402's comments seemed very non engine type specific and painted all boats as using 30-40 year old tech. In closing, my statement was not specific to one engine type, and did not stick to engines alone.
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    New boat prices through the roof. Insane. What happened?

    Ive seen HUGE leaps in boat tech, just in the past 10 years. That outboard may look like just an outboard, but it aitn yur daddy's Evenrude. Inboard engines with a full compliment of engine management system. Drive by wire, Fuel EVAP system. Analog gauge packages and manual rockers replaced with screens to control most all aspects of the boat, including audio. Boats are still behind, but the gap has narrowed a bunch.
  17. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Add a battery

    Not in all cases. This will be dependent upon the size cable you chose to use and its length.
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    Uncle Chuck Schumer reponds to Ethanol

    I cannot point to any scientific data pertaining to carbon release. However, ethanol blended fuel does have a lower BTU. SO to maintain the same level of performance as 100% gasoline, it requires more throttle. More fuel is burned, fill ups are more frequent, mileage is reduced. Plausible that tailpipe emissions are not reduced at all, with the use of ethanol blended.
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    Newbie here! Sound system question

    I doubt your arch speaker are self powered, so there must be another amp somewhere. RCA's are not speaker wires, but rather low voltage audio signal supply.
  20. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Newbie here! Sound system question

    No No No! Speakers and amp turn-on are not the same wire. Turn-on is blue or blue/white and no other color. Speakers are Gray, White, green and Purple, no other color. You need to correct this before you blow something in the head,like its internal amp if it is indeed a speaker lead you are connected to. Head unit wire colors have been standardized for a couple decades. Just google head unit wire harness colors and you will get a layout.
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    Newbie here! Sound system question

    Where you buy something should actually be your first line of support. Like when buying a new Chaparral, would you call the factory for questions? Factory support can be a bonus. With that said, you would want to know the coil configuration of the two woofers, prior to choosing an amp. Fusion's (or anyone's) factory support wont be much help, if you go with the wrong replacement amp and then have an issue upon installation.
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    Newbie here! Sound system question

    @Hatem Tried to message you.
  23. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Newbie here! Sound system question

    Kicker KM654 in-boat speakers. Add an "L" if you want the LED lighting Kicker KM10 woofer if there is a good spot for a woofer in an enclosure or KMA10 if not. Get the 2 ohm version either way Kicker KMXA8005 amp to drive it all. Comes with ShocWave wireless sub level controller. A more premium system would be the Wet Sounds Revo-6 in-boats. 8 grill choices and LEDs are included Revo-10 HP for an enclosure or FA version for no enclosure Syn-DX6 amp.
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    PSA: Buy the correct batteries for your boat!

    going from a 24 to a 31 could be around 60% more battery storage capacity. That IS more load on a charger and alternator any way you slice. I would not worry about the alternator charging an AGM, it does not know the difference.
  25. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    PSA: Buy the correct batteries for your boat!

    A larger battery requires a larger box or tray they a group 24
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