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Old 18 July 2016, 09:10   #1
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Battery fitting advice

Hi

I've just bought a 4.3 SIB with 30hp Tohatsu ob with pull start and small jockey console. it has a large gel type battery, similar to one found in a burglar alarm - with spade type terminals.
it may have been fixed into a plastic sandwich box, but now slides around under the seat with the fuel tank!

As it's showing 1 volt, and a want to fit a 12v outlet, what battery is recommended and what method of fixing is best?

it is charged from the outboard btw

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Old 18 July 2016, 10:18   #2
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i use a motor cycle battery 8 amp hour just for my radio and plotter fixed in place on the shelf with a strap 30.00 cost wise to buy but you can use any size you want depending on how much life you want when the engine is off
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Old 18 July 2016, 11:32   #3
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i use a motor cycle battery 8 amp hour just for my radio and plotter fixed in place on the shelf with a strap 30.00 cost wise to buy but you can use any size you want depending on how much life you want when the engine is off
Thanks. You used a ordinary lead acid battery?

I'll look into better securing too
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Yes lead acid but jel good no maintenance.
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Yes lead acid but jel good no maintenance.
Yep and they don't need to be mounted upright.
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You can get small battery trays with straps to keep it secure, Yuasa do a range of batts in different sizes and capacity that will do the job. Or you have more expensive gel and AGM batts to choose from.

http://www.yuasa.co.uk/batteries/lei...es/m26-80.html

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEISURE-BA...3D151452255655
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Ok. Another problem.
Further investigation reveals the rectifier regulator is dead.
I've just bought the boat, and with the paperwork in an invoice for adding the charging kit the the 2007 tohatsu. I removed the unit to find it has been fitted with a part from a 1980 Yamaha motorbike!
So. The AC seems ok, so, is there a good source of a RR ? It has two AC wires from the flywheel
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From memory charging kit for a tohatsue 20 is 107 from Morton boats in Lincoln if that helps

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Thanks
That seems like an awful lot! Is there a universal one available from anywhere ?
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Suzuki are about the same price but I guess if you don't buy the correct parts you end up with what you have now!

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