I'm looking at getting an on-board charger for my boat, I'm sick of trying to charge 3 batteries with two chargers. There seems to be quite a discrepancy between people who love and hate each product. From my limited research, this brand ProMariner seems to be the one with the best reputation. I need a plug in style rather than a alternator powered unit since most of the lakes around here don't give you the option of long enough runs to fully charge 3 batteries. Through my research I've narrowed it down to these two models.
This is the "Sport" model and comes with a 2 year warranty. A lot of people seem to like it but some absolutely hate it and seem to think that it is designed to fail right after 2 years if not sooner.
This one seems to be the Professional model but comes with an extra 130 bucks added on to the price tag. I plan to have this boat for around 7 yrs, and if the first model is as bad as some say it is, then this one, in the long run, would be cheaper.
I was trying to compare them myself using what little I could find out about them, then I had a thought... "Hey I'm on this forum and there's probably a few folks out there with on-board chargers who might have an opinion!" I'm not dead set on any one brand, this one just appeared to be posting the fewest complaints, but if you've got an opinion on these two models or another brand you'd recommend, I'd sure appreciate hearing about it.