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What product(s) do you recommend to ensure a great electrical contact and make those connections corrosion free? I am looking at battery connections, light bulb bases (like the ones you will find in trailer lights) and wire crimps. I have come across dielectric grease, Lanocote, Noalox, Penetrox, anti-corrosive zinc paste and something with silver particles suspended in a kind of grease.
Contact Cleaner and Corrosion Inhibitor – Syd
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I took my boat back to the marina today. Everything worked well, until my chartplotter shut down on its own after about 90 minutes. After messing around with breakers and buttons it restarted after pressing the “asterisks” button, we think that’s what did it. It fired up, got a signal and we carried on as normal. When we arrived at the marina…
My house batteries on my 42 foot Nordic Tug are in need of replacement. I have 6 golf cart interstate batteries with 600 amp hours. I believe I have 3 choices: 1. Replace with the same flooded, lead acid batteries – around $1000 or less – least expensive but require maintenance and last up to 5 years 2. Replace with AGM 3.…
The charger on my boat can charge 3 battery banks but I only have 2 battery banks. What happens with the extra set of cables? Can you double-up the charging cables to one of the banks? - Brent