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John Mark Clayton
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John Mark Clayton commented on a post on Blogger.
I was a yacht mechanic for almost 10 years. I've seen variations of this many many times. I have a couple of thoughts on this. 1) check the specs of your solenoid. Not all are rated for continues use. The contacts can weld together so it won't disconnect. 2) There is a situation where, if one battery is very dead and the other is not, the current rush form the good battery to the dead one will exceed the wire current carrying capacity and could cause a fire. So please fuse the battery cables on both ends! 
IMHO, a better solution is something along the lines of the Balmar Digital Duo Charge.

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing
The  Tongariro Alpine Crossing is exhilarating 12 mile (19.4k) trek through an active volcanic area. The hike climbs 2518 feet, through the South Crater, to the Red Crater summit. It descends 3698 feet pass the Emerald Lakes, along Blue Lake and through a f...

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Auckland NZ Harbor tour with Jimmy and Jan
A HUGE Thanks out to Jimmy and Jan for a fabulous trip around Auckland's yacht world. They took us to several marinas and repair yards. This is our host's, Jimmy and Jan, sloop. They had it built 34 years ago but she looks brand new. Of the tens of thousand...

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Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland
Grace visited the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland during her last NZ visit. She has been telling me (Mark) about this place since we met. I can now understand her excitement about it. It's like another world here.  The Mud Pools are ponds of steaming hot m...
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