A Different Way To Cool Your Boats Battery System

A Different Way To Cool Your Boats Battery System

With this years Cruising World Magazine’s Boat of the Year contest recently we can really sit back and appreciate all the technological advancements from this last year. Specifically we saw not one,  but three unique approaches to set up and using.

 

Whether it’s an AGM battery or an lithium ion, one thing is the same between the two; their re-charge acceptance rates are substantially better than with the traditional flooded electrolyte battery systems. What this means to the not terribly tech-savvy of us out there is that your boats alternator can end up working very much harder than it really needs to just to keep up. Which means your alternator will be getting really, really hot!

 

This heat is one of the leading factors that will cause electrical failure in your devices. Replacing a modern, high output alternator is quite the expense too, upwards of $1000! Not exactly what I’d love to be spending money on.

 

There are several ways to avoid this issue. A temperature sensor can be mounted on the alternator that is in tune with the system voltage regulator and will turn off your alternator when it gets too hot. Also, using a more effective cooling system than basic engine room ventilation could have a huge effect on keeping electrical issues to a minimum. The blue duct work in the above picture is actually a directional vent vane, very similar to that of what you’d see in your car dashboard which is aimed right at the alternator above it.

 

There are plenty of cool and innovative ways out there to keep you sailing smoothly! We love reading up about all of these at Riviera Dunes Marina and want to see what you have done to your boat in person. Be sure to stop by the premier Bradenton Marina soon to show us just what you have completed on your new vessel!

 

Upcoming Blu Mangrove Grill Specials

Looking at stopping by our world renowned Palmetto Marina? Wondering just what else there is to do in our beautiful city? Once you arrive at Riviera Dunes Marina, you won’t have to look any further than inside our building. The Blu Mangrove Grill features fine dining options that will work with just about any yachtsman. Even if you are looking to dine on a budget, the weekly specials are those that you will want to enjoy again and again. Here is a list of what you can enjoy from our Palmetto Marina Restaurant:

 

MONDAYS
.75 cent Wings All Day. Happy Hour 11-7pm. Appetizers 1/2 off 3-7pm.

TUESDAYS
$15 All you can eat Fish & Chips. Happy Hour 11-7pm. Appetizers 1/2 off 3-7pm.

WEDNESDAYS
All you can eat Lobster $40, available while supplies last. Happy Hour 11-7pm. Appetizers 1/2 off 3-7pm.

THURSDAYS
$15 BBQ Rib Dinner. Happy Hour 11-7pm. Appetizers 1/2 off 3-7pm.

FRIDAYS
$20 Smoked Prime Rib Dinner. Happy Hour 11-7pm. Appetizers 1/2 off 3-7pm.

SATURDAYS
$50 All You Can Eat King Crab Legs. Happy Hour 11-7pm. Appetizers 1/2 off 3-7pm.

SUNDAYS
$5 Pulled Pork Sandwiches All Day. Happy Hour 11-7pm. Appetizers 1/2 off 3-7pm.

SUNDAYS 10am-1pm
Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar

Free Draft Beer with any Pirates Game Ticket
Limit one per person

 

Once you dock your boat on our floating dock marina, come on over and enjoy the tastiest grill you will have ever ate from. For more information on the Blu Mangrove Grill, be sure to check out there website right here!

Upcoming Events at the Blu Mangrove Grill

Located right inside Riviera Dunes Marina is the wonderful dining of the Blu Mangrove Grill. As the perfect restaurant for everything that Riviera Dune Marina is, the Blu Mangrove Grill will be hosting multiple bands and events occurring over the next month. Check out right here what you can expect from the live entertainment of our in house restaurant for the month of May.

 

For even more information on Riviera Dunes Marina and our Bradenton marina entertainment, feel free to contact us at 941-981-5330.

 

Distraction 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/02

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI Fr. 3:30 to 5:30 pm pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/02

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

BC & the Gang Blues Sat. 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sat 5/03

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Larry Lewsi 5:00 to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/04

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI So. 12:00 – 4:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/04

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Democracy Reggae Band Tue 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Tue 5/06

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Robert Blair Wed. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Wed 5/07

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI Fr. 3:30 to 5:30 pm pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/09

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Time Trax Band 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/09

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Time Trax Band 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sat 5/10

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Larry Lewsi 5:00 to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/11

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI So. 12:00 – 4:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/11

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Democracy Reggae Band Tue 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Tue 5/13

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Robert Blair Wed. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Wed 5/14

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI Fr. 3:30 to 5:30 pm pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/16

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Time Trax Band 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/16

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Taylor and Taylor Band 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sat 5/17

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Larry Lewsi 5:00 to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/18

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI So. 12:00 – 4:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/18

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Democracy Reggae Band Tue 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Tue 5/20

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Robert Blair Wed. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Wed 5/21

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI Fr. 3:30 to 5:30 pm pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/23

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Slie Sat. 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/23

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

BC & the Gang Blues Sat. 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sat 5/24

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Larry Lewsi 5:00 to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/25

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI So. 12:00 – 4:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Sun 5/25

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Democracy Reggae Band Tue 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Tue 5/27

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Robert Blair Wed. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Wed 5/28

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Sal Garcia & OMNI Fr. 3:30 to 5:30 pm pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/30

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

Slie Sat. 5:30 to 9:30 pm Live at Blu Mangrove Grill

Fri 5/30

102 Riviera Dunes Way (941) 479-7827

 

 

 

 

Why Visit Bradenton Florida?

Why Visit Bradenton Florida?

 

When looking at visiting our Bradenton Marina, why not take a look around at some of the great sites and sounds of the city as well? Take a look at just what you can experience from Bradenton, FL and see why so many families decide to take their Luxury Yachts to Riviera Dunes Marina for a quick get-away to this beautiful city.