The 4th issue might not be applicable for most of us.
From the Trojan FAC section:
3. How far can I tilt my batteries?
For flooded batteries, 22 degrees from vertical is the maximum
recommended tilt. AGM and Gel batteries can be operated vertically or
I rarely sail at over 22 degrees heel.
A C&C is losing ground at 25 degrees heel, according to "Pointing &
Weatherhelm" in the Tuning Tips section of the cncphotoalbum website.
Sweet 35 mk-1
At 09:37 AM 4/6/2018, you wrote:
There is a 4th issue too for wet cell batteries.
While AGMs and Gels have more options for orienting the batteries in
your box, wet cell battery orientation matters in sailboats. One
should orient the batteries artwartship (i.e. the long end of the
battery turned beam to beam) as apposed to parallel to the boats
centerline. You will kill your batteries much sooner while healing
if your wet cell batteries are along the centerline. This is
because the wet cells that make up the battery are longer along the
battery width and short along the battery length, so a heeled
battery has more exposed lead plates if its along the centerline.
It's like running your batteries low on water.
1981 C&C 38 Landfall
S/V Johanna Rose
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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