Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-15-2020, 07:01 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 13
Default Anchor Light

Last season we slept on the boat for one night. I was concerned about the battery lasting the night and still starting the motor the next day.
I used a battery operated light that had a suction cup to attach it.
When I woke up, I found the D batteries had gone flat through the night.

This weekend we plan on sleeping over for two nights, with cruising in-between sleeps.

My question is, will the battery sustain the anchor light all night and still start the motor the next day?

I am assuming the boat was designed to do this, but I am paranoid I will have a flat battery in the morning.

I have solar panels to charge the battery if necessary.

ynot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2020, 11:33 AM   #2
mmwjr's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Essex, Maryland
Posts: 8,239

Typically the boat has two battery banks one for starting/running and the other for house power. When at anchor you use the house bank so if it does run down you can switch to the starting bank in order to start the engine. You may also want to switch to a LED bulb which uses much less power than a standard bulb.

1997 2400 SCR
5.7 Vortec / Bravo 2
mmwjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2020, 01:06 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 13

Thanks for your reply.

There is only one battery on this boat. I will look into a dual battery set up.
I just changed over to led.
The weather has put a stop to one night at least.
ynot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.