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Old 11 February 2007, 23:36   #1
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I'm putting two batteries in my console, do I put them in battery boxes or clamp them in place with stainless frames and protect the terminals with polycarb covers.
The console is an Outhill which is vented with the lowest opening/vent at front locker lid height
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Old 12 February 2007, 01:03   #2
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Do you have a under deck fuel tank? if so then clamps would probably be better. The vent needs to be as high as possible.

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I'm putting two batteries in my console, do I put them in battery boxes or clamp them in place with stainless frames and protect the terminals with polycarb covers.
If you can keep them above flood level, that would be good.
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in mine i have put them in a battery box and the bat box is bolted,not self tapped into bar of Fibre stuff underneath, which is turn is screwed and everflexed on the the bottom of the consol,
the battery is one of those Optima batteries which fit with in a quarter of a inch of the box,and i just packed it out firmly all the way around,
the box has a strap around it!!,
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Two battery boxes ordered and will fit them to the floor with stainless bolts mounted in resin covered ply that I've sikaflexed and glased to make the console floor.
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Of course the other advantage to having a battery box is that if the battery leaks acid then at least it's contained.
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