Every Had A flat Battery? Everybody has!
And it’s always on the nicest day after some bad seas and you’re left behind!
Battery problems can be avoided
You should check the clamps and connections to the battery are secure and free from corrosion, but there are a few simple tips you can follow to reduce the chance of your battery letting you down in the depths of winter;
If your battery is more than five years old and there’s any sign of it struggling to start the engine, get it replaced. Some will struggle on for a bit longer but many won’t. It’s much better done at your convenience than as an emergency.
If you mostly do short journeys or leave the boat standing for days at a time, invest in a modern battery conditioner/intelligent charger. These can be left connected to the battery indefinitely via shore power and can prolong its life without overcharging it.
Check that everything electrical is turned off when you’re finished – even a navigation light or radio left on overnight can kill a battery when it’s cold.
Give the battery a chance
Switch off everything electrical when starting and wait for the engine to pick up before switching on heavy draw components such as heaters on a cold morning as your engine is like a stiff old man on a morning like this wanting any excuse not to get up! .
Need a new battery?
If you think or would like your battery checked then contact us today and we will arrange to come out and inspect your battery.Share this post!