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Old 21 March 2012, 09:18   #1
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Screwing battery box down

I have my battery in a box inside a bench seat at the stern just forward of the outboard. Do you think it is necessary to screw the box down to the boat or will the weight of the battery hold it there?

Do you screw your boxes down?

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Old 21 March 2012, 09:31   #2
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battery boxs should be fixed to the deck and away from sea water as much as possible.
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Old 21 March 2012, 09:31   #3
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I'd strap it down, I have a bog standard battery box with a lid, two clips on the deck to tie it all down to.
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Old 21 March 2012, 09:39   #4
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Mine have been either bonded down , or strapped in , but I still have visions of the battery bouncing about inside the box in bad weather.

I try not to think about this too much but I've never had a problem caused by banging them about inside the box ( now just watch for my next post where I split the battery on the next trip out ! )
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I have two batteries in two marine battery boxes, both are screwed down to the deck behind the rear seat. There is also a strap which goes around the boxes and secures the lids of the boxes in place. You will have the boat at various angles when in routh water or turning sharply so best to have the batteries secure as they will move without securing.
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I'd strap it down, I have a bog standard battery box with a lid, two clips on the deck to tie it all down to.
same idea for our boat, seems to do the trick
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