When I installed a separate starting battery behind the
engine, I put its circuit through a separate on-off battery
switch. The switch is proximate to the circuit breaker panel
for convenience and because the house bank can be used to
start the engine in an emergency. Also, one of the panel's
voltmeters now monitors the starting battery. The two 4D
batteries were combined to serve as the house bank. Those are
monitored by a Link 10. The photo shows where I put the
starting battery switch and the Link 10. The photo also shows
the location of a 12 V plug receptacle which is used primarily
to power a 300W inverter and the ship's computer.
The placement of these components is quite convenient.
Cat's Paw #1373
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