Home » Choosing a battery for your boat-How we chose the right battery for our Sea Ray 400 Sedanbridge boat

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See our Blog post on the subject at: https://cruisingcalypso.com/home/f/choosing-the-right-battery-for-your-boat.

Choosing battery for your boat can be confusing. There are a lot of makes and models let alone many attributes that you must sort through to make the right choice. We try to de-mystify batteries a little bit and help you out.

Calypso II has five boatt batteries, for starting and house bank. Four of which will need to be replaced in the spring. Calypso II has two Caterpillar 3126 diesels, which requires two starting batteries for each side plus a generator start battery. To turn the big diesels, we need 1,000 marine cranking amps. There for the batteries we buy will have to have enough power for this use.

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We love the ocean and boating! We cruise in our 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge, Calypso II, on the South Coast of Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Island. Join us on our adventures – we share favorite ports and places to visit, favorite boating products, and how-tos.

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+ Our current boat – Calypso II, a 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge:

In 2019, we wanted a new boat which was bigger and had a longer range, so we targeted 40-footers with diesel power to achieve both of these goals. With our criteria and budget, we searched for a diesel-powered Sea Ray 400 Sedanbridge 2001 or newer. After scouring the Internet we found a boat on the Chesapeake Bay which would become Calypso II.

+ Specs – 2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge:

• Length: 41 feet
• Beam: 14 feet
• Draft: 4 feet
• Fuel: diesel 350 gal
• Power: 2 Caterpillar 3126 inboard straight-shaft diesel engines 350hp each

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+ Our first Sea Ray – Calypso I:

Our boating life started when we looked for a motor cruiser around 30 feet long. We liked Sea Ray because of its style and quality. We noticed a boat listed on CraigsList and went to take a look. We found a Sea Ray 310 Sundancer that met our requirements and seemed in good shape. After a survey was completed, we bought the boat and rechristened her “Calypso”, with all appropriate rituals to the sea spirits for good luck.

+ Specs – 2000 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer:

• Length: 33.9 feet
• Beam: 11.6 feet
• Draft: 3.5 feet
• Fuel: gas 200 gals
• Power: 2 Mercruiser 5.7 Horizon freshwater cooled V-drive inboard gas engines 300hp each

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+ Where we cruise:

Calypso II is moored in Sippican Harbor in Marion, MA – in Buzzards Bay. We use our boat to explore the islands, ports, coves and harbors of this amazing place.

For overnight boating, we often head to Cuttyhunk Island, Martha’s Vineyard Island or Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. In 2021, we plan to head to Maine to explore some of the beautiful harbors and ports of Southern and Mid-Coast Maine.

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+ Our commitment to the sea:

Because we enjoy boating and the fun it brings our family, we are committed to protecting the bays, harbors and oceans we cruise on, as well the ones we dream about. Starting with following no-discharge rules, not using disposable plastic bottles and only using biodegradable products on Calypso II, we try to do our part to preserve this invaluable resource.

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Join us on our adventures – we share favorite ports and places to visit, favorite boating products, and how-tos.

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