Each day our battery voltage dropped lower and lower, quicker and quicker. We started going into energy conservation mode, turning off all systems at the breakers, and finally shutting the refrigerator off at night. This attempt to tourniquet the outpouring of energy from our AGM's did next to nothing for the health of our batteries. They continued on their downward slope, slowly draining a little more life, each and every day. I was getting worried. We ran our generator more to keep up with our energy needs. While this charged our batteries for a spell, they just couldn't hold on to it. Almost immediately after the generator stopped running, the voltage would drop. I watched our Victron battery monitor religiously, hoping to see something positive. It never came. Our fridge began to smell. Food began to rot. The mood on the boat drained along with the battery acid.