Tue, 07/05/2019 - 10:01pm
I have now replaced the two batteries we have with two new Advanced XD24 dual purpose 90Ah leisure batteries from Advanced Battery Supplies online at £85 each including delivery they within two days of placing the on line order and are as close as I could find to the original Centennial Marine Leisure battery specification.
The original Centennial battery has failed as it now doesn't hold charge and the 85Ah Halford battery that had been fitted as a second when the boat was new had also failed.
The two batteries are kept topped up by a 20W solar cell connected to a small cheap £10 solar charge controller and a Citrix battery combiner. This works well as we don't use the solar panel when we are sailing as it just gets in the way on the deck. The batteries are kept fully charged when we arrive on board.
Hope this helps
Mike C - Tarka 26M