Thursday, February 17, 2011

If it's easy to do...

Please welcome new contributor Mike of s/v Chalice, a Cabo Rico 36 which he is putting through a full restoration. I'll bet that means he will be able to share a lot of projects like this with us!

Single Point Battery Watering System

I have now installed the batteries. I wanted to use lead acid batteries to keep the cost down and the fact that they are a little hardier to erratic charging cycles. I have located them out of the engine room below the companionway steps. This means that they are a little harder to maintain. So I searched for a way to do this easier, enter the battery Watering System. I think every boat that has lead acid batteries should have this. Fill all your batteries from one source. They all fill to the proper level, and they fireproof the battery.

I purchased them here:

The system is created by these people:

A while back Livia shared with us a bit of philosophy that said, "Easy tasks get done."  Mike's approach here puts keeping battery water levels into that "Easy" classification, so it'll get done.


  1. Hey,
    Thanks for the write up. I'll have 2 more projects for you soon as I finish them. One is an aft hatch in the butterfly style, and the other is a wooden folding boarding ladder. The ladder requires some skill to build as I am using wedged tenons to hold it together, no screws.I hope you'll like them.

  2. I'm looking forward to them!



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