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There is a lot of discussion about Lithium, so much of it is very misleading. Did you know for instance that Lithium is actually a generic term that covers many different types of battery chemistry? and that LifePo4 chemistry is incredibly stable and arguably just as safe as Flooded Lead Acid, perhaps safer with a BMS.
There is a Whitepaper that helps explain it and advantages and disadvantages of Lithium batteries on a boat, called
WHITE PAPER – MARINE ELECTRONICS – Battery Banks for Household Loads: Lithium