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SteveH
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Post by SteveH » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:45 am

Ok, so not suggesting this is the wisest thing to do or something I would do on a regular basis, but thought I'd ask while I sort out my charging issues next week.

Lets say I start out with a well charged battery. My battery is a Group 24 dual Start/Deep Cycle with 625 cranking amps, 120 reserve and 70 amp hours. If I have no charging going on - can I go on a short boat ride in my skiff with a model K? Not looking for a maximum ride, just a short one - like 20 minutes at 1500 rpm in the daytime with no stops. Boat starts like a champ, uses points, no accessories. Have a family member visiting this weekend only who I wold love to offer a short ride. Never far from land and friends here in the Thousand Islands.

Thoughts?
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Post by mbigpops » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:42 pm

If you don't stop and re-start a lot and your bilge pump doesn't run too long you should be okay.
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Post by SteveH » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:05 pm

Thanks. Appreciate it.
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