On the Catalina trip a few weeks ago the #1 battery which is the starting battery started to smoke and heat up. Yup the battery went. It was at least 8 years old according the the previous owner. So it was time to swap it out. It went well…about an hour total time to yank it, go to WestMarine and drop in the new one. The old one was a WestMarine starting battery. The new one dropped in and plugged the boat to shore power. The battery charger meter started charging, (the deep cycle battery #2 I imagine), then dropped off. According to the charger both batteries are now fully charged! I also have been cleaning like crazy! Having the boat on the slip has made this a much easier task and far more convenient. Now to get back out sailing!