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Old 03 September 2015, 17:39   #11
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Where was the old one? Would be common to store in the console or under a seat. Some people have a battery box. You certainly don't want a wave coming in contact with the two terminals and shorting things out.

It should be vented, unless you are buying a battery that specifically says its full sealed and can be charged without producing gasses.

I've always been cautious about putting batteries near fuel. The two seem incompatible in my head - but plenty on here will say they've done it for years, sat on top of the seat they are under and never blown their @rse off!
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Old 03 September 2015, 17:43   #12
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Unfortunately it doesn't come with a battery which is why I need to buy one, ill look if there's room in the console when it arrives! In my head fuel and electricity never end well!
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Old 03 September 2015, 17:53   #13
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Unfortunately it doesn't come with a battery which is why I need to buy one, ill look if there's room in the console when it arrives! In my head fuel and electricity never end well!
In reality most ribs have fuel and electrics pretty close anyway. Perhaps not the battery but cables running to instrument's etc. On a 5.3m rib it will be almost impossible to avoid having fuel vapour where theoretically you could get a spark.

However that is irrelevant anyway as batteries when charging produce hydrogen and therefore if you can get a spark near the battery in an enclosed space (with or without petrol around) you may need spare underwear.
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Unfortunately it doesn't come with a battery which is why I need to buy one, ill look if there's room in the console when it arrives! In my head fuel and electricity never end well!
Is it a new boat or SH? If SH (I'm assuming it is) it will have had a battery fitted somewhere, find the space & fit the highest CCA battery you can fit in the space. You can never have too much battery. If new, is the boat rigged? i.e. engine fitted, cables, fuel line, loom all in place? if so, find the battery cables & put the battery on the end, same applies about size.


If the boat is in good order, the fuel will stay in the fuel lines & system, & the electrickery will stay in the battery & cables, no need to worry about mixing the two. If you have fuel leaks, poor electrical contacts etc, it's a different kettle of lobsters.
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Yeah it is SH, boat is completely rigged now, just need a battery to finish it off, should arrive Monday or Tuesday so will have a proper look then!
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Should arrive? Where and how is it coming to you?
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Yeah it is SH, boat is completely rigged now, just need a battery to finish it off, should arrive Monday or Tuesday so will have a proper look then!
keep us upto date & don't be afraid to ask any questions. We might mix advice in with a bit of p155 taking but it's in good heart
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Old 04 September 2015, 17:06   #18
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Should arrive? Where and how is it coming to you?
The guy i've bought it off is delivering it down :P

And sure i'll update this with which one I choose and how it performs :P
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I'm assuming no cash has changed hands yet? Sorry - we've seen many a scam on here where they say pay me via paypal and my delivery lad will get it to you and if you don't like it you can return it and get a full refund from PP.

But you can't! And it never appears... Sorry to put the fear of god out there. This may be a genuine sale...
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Maybe over-thinking this a bit ?

I've always used cheap leisure batteries (ebay) for both cranking and electrics. Typically a pair of 75AH.....NEVER had an issue.
Perhaps they won't crank as long as a standard battery but it'll still be way more than you need to get the engine going, and if it's not, you've got a problem with the engine not the battery.

Don't get paranoid about this.
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