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06-06-2012, 10:34 PM
Just got a 200 hour 2002 LSV and I am going to install;

a second "House" battery - Group 27 or Group 31 depending on the enclosure I can get and physical size
Blue Seas ACR -- Which One?
Should I change to a larger altenator?
Which onboard charger? C-Tek or ProSport 20?

Which battery do I hook the charger up to? House? Starting? Both?
Can a ProSport 20 be used as a battery tender/maintainer for long periods of time?

Thanks for any help, Eric (starting to feel like a pro around here with 3 posts already!)

06-07-2012, 03:15 PM
I think most people go with the ProSport 12, though I don't have one so take that for what it's worth.

Ian Brantford
06-11-2012, 10:34 AM
Regarding #3, what alternator is in your 2002 LSV now? In the 2005 model year that I have, the 310 and 325 HP engines had a 70-something Amp alternator, while the 340 had a 90A model. If you already have something around a 90A model, you probably have "lots", as opposed to "adequate only for original configuration".