|Posted: October 06 2007 at 22:31 | IP Logged
I've never been sorry on my decision to install the inverter and three deep cycle batteries. One is a replacement for one of the originals so in effect I added 130lb of batteries. I used six volt golf cart batteries wired in series for the extra two.
It's been beaten to death on boating forums, but it's just not practical to store enough energy in typical storage batteries to get more than a few minutes of airconditioning from such a setup.
When we get hot, we do jump in the water. We have some inflatable rafts that we tether to the boat. At night, we use a battery powered fan. Is it a five star hotel ? No, it's a pop-up camper on a hull but we enjoy our time on the water.
What part of the country are you in?
As far as the trailer, if you really want to stir up something, post this question on any of the boating forums and you'll never hear the end of it. Mostly, roller trailers are popular in the north, bunk trailers in the south. I'm in the south but I'm from the north (sort of). I'm happy with my trailer because I can winch the boat on without attempting to power load it. Other folks would rather power load their boats and climb over the bow to exit the boat or they have a helper to drive the tow vehicle.
Enjoy your boat, we enjoy ours.
soon to be Camano Troll
North Charleston, SC