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Old 06-19-2014, 02:43 PM
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On-Board Battery Chargers

Just curious as to how many of you have installed on-board battery chargers?

I have been wanting to install one for some time now and gotten to the point where I am tired of pulling the back panel on our 190 and hooking up the old school Sears charger before we got out to the river.

Mike G has the Ship N Shore 10amp.

I was looking at the ProMariner ProSport 12 GEN 2 Heavy Duty Waterproof Battery Charger - 12 Amp - 2 Bank - 12/24 Volt on Amazon...also going to buy the adaptor to be able to plug an extension chord right into the adaptor mounted in the boat and not have to mess with the attachments on the battery at all. I think this one was around $100 and $15 for the adaptor.


Any suggestions or experiences you have with these? We do not have multiple batteries in the boat now but may put in a 2nd at some point once we get a real stereo installed.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:00 PM
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I did a couple years ago. I did a Guest dual bank. Works great.

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Old 06-19-2014, 03:02 PM
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I've had the guest 2611a in my boat for 3-4 years now. It has been great.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:10 PM
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I did a couple years ago. I did a Guest dual bank. Works great.

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Quit showing me pics like that!!!...now I want to do the stereo install too!

Where did you get that charger from? I will search Amazon later today...
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:24 PM
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I installed this charger from Bass Pro in my dad's bass boat. He has two trolling deep-cycles and a starting/house battery. It seems to work well and got decent reviews. On sale now for$140.

http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shop...duct/10224685/
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:35 PM
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Quit showing me pics like that!!!...now I want to do the stereo install too!

Where did you get that charger from? I will search Amazon later today...
http://www.amazon.com/Guest-16102-Ma.../dp/B000NUYZCQ
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:36 PM
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Just installed promariner 3 bank on houseboat last weekend. Done in 15 minutes. We have a plug in the boat so didn't need the through plug portion. If we had power in storage unit, I would be installing one on the Mastercraft too.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:44 PM
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:58 PM
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Just installed promariner 3 bank on houseboat last weekend. Done in 15 minutes. We have a plug in the boat so didn't need the through plug portion. If we had power in storage unit, I would be installing one on the Mastercraft too.
I really liked the look of the ProMariner ones but I found more bad reviews than good ones...too many people were saying the company replaced the units either under warranty after a year or so or the buyers received a discounted price to purchase new ones that went bad right after the warranty expired.

I hope you have better luck with the ProMariner than I have read from others.
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My buddy installed a prosport 20 the same time I installed my guest charger. His died shortly after the warranty expired. He upgraded to a progressive dynamics pd2150. They are probably overkill for most applications, but the progressive dynamics chargers are really nice
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