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Old 10 January 2005, 16:15   #21
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Can I just ask what might be a stupid question (all mine are!) but whats wrong with the two piece plastic ones which are fitted to the inside of the console or deck? I mean if your bolting the batteries down to this extent what are you going boating in? A hurricane?
Seems over the top to me but I wait to be enlightened!
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Chris, whilst I don't often drive a Rib like this, just think of what the battery is doing inside a plastic bucket held down with 4 self tapers

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Old 11 January 2005, 05:45   #22
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Chris, whilst I don't often drive a Rib like this, just think of what the battery is doing inside a plastic bucket held down with 4 self tapers

excaliber day out.

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To be honest I`m fairly sure its sitting quite happly in the boxes with a 8 self tappers into the deck holding a webbing strap round the entire battery box! Cause its holding the lid down it holds the battery down inside the box hence no problems.



Are the batteries up near the bow on your boat? Mine are low down on the centre line and mid way up the hull.

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Old 11 January 2005, 07:10   #23
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To be honest I`m fairly sure its sitting quite happly in the boxes with a 8 self tappers into the deck holding a webbing strap round the entire battery box! Cause its holding the lid down it holds the battery down inside the box hence no problems.
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My box is screwed down, the battery has urathane foam round it to stop it sliding around, and then there is a strap (screwed down, with s/s spreader plates) round the box and lid.
The box and lid stop things (conductive) droping on the terminals and contains any spillage should the case split.

I also have a trained Chimp to aid fitting and removal.

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Old 11 January 2005, 07:37   #24
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I also have a trained Chimp to aid fitting and removal.

That would be cheetah presumably...
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Running on a single battery of your pair is I think pretty standard and is certainly RYA poicy on a yacht course.
Then whats the point in having a "duel" position on the twin battery selector switch.

I cant see any reason for not running/charging them in paralell assuming your engine is up to pumping out enough amps to charge em.

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Then whats the point in having a "duel" position on the twin battery selector switch.

I cant see any reason for not running/charging them in paralell assuming your engine is up to pumping out enough amps to charge em.

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You are right. I was thinking like a sailor when most of the time the engine and therefore the alternator isn't running so you save I battery for the engine and leave the other for the electronics whilst you are sailing.

I transfer this method to ribbing in case there is some form of drain or the alternator packs up so one battery is alway strong
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I'm with Stu on this one,
I was in the proccess of dualing up the batteries and fitting a switched VSR cluster, as I have seen it many time on various boats that the builge pump has drained the only battery. I really hate jump starting boats.
Having just seen the quote for the insurance for the repairs to my outdrive I'm thnking I sould have saved my moneu as I'm going to need it if they say they are not paying!
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