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  1. #11
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    Default Re: jump leads

    Working in the assumption that you dont get something for nothing I was wondering how these things actually work... Am I just wasting my money having one onboard to help start my Perkins 4108 if the kids leave the lights on all night...is it really just a bike battery with a charger built in?? Cant see that doing much... regds Nick


  2. #12
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    Default Re: jump leads

    Funny, I thought the fag lighter buit was for charging them and they had bigger leads for the actual starting bit. I wouldn't bother, theres no way one would start my donks! A recoil/spring starter is on the shopping list for me, especially the new composite construction ones, to stow away in a locker, well worth the money, if you are stupid enough to flatten all your batteries!

    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

  3. #13
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    I'm sure that with the progress of gsm technology, my boat will soon text me on my mobile to let me know that the batteries are low.

    ...hang on, have I just given away a multi-million pound idea?


  4. #14
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    Default Re: jump leads

    I was thinking about these recoil/wind up starters also. They did a little review in PBO or ST last month. Sounded good if you can mount it AS WELL as yr regular starter. Now about copper plating....Regds Nick


  5. #15
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    Don't want to mount it, then I would have to buy two! Takes me about 15 minutes to pull one starter off the starboardf engine, thats all I need, 1 engine, then I can charge batteries and start tuther!
    Mind you, I would have to have a fairly major disaster on my hands, I have three battery banks (with solenoid interswitching), three alternators, two smart chargers, 4kw generator with separate battery, running two mains chargers! Still wierder things have happened at sea!!

    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: jump leads

    some have jump leads, but yes some have only the cig.lighter plug .....and agreed,it's funny.


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