Battery troubles

Ocean Rainbow
James (Skipper) & Claire (best crew in the world)
Sat 11 Feb 2017 17:16
17.34.451N 072.32.892W
We ran for shelter in the face of mounting seas and winds. In the lee of Isla Beata it was hardly credible that we had been sailing in 4m waves! Another drama though, when went to start the engine to come in to anchor .... nothing! Not even a cough or splutter! The engine battery was dead. Unbelievable considering the amount of care and attention s lavish on the batteries. Still the shunt worked and we now have another time on our shopping list!