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Old 24 January 2009, 09:45   #31
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Need to pick your brains again lads. This battery fills the double jockey seat. Not sure if I can squeeze a battery box in as well. Any ideas of an alternative. Obviously want to secure the battery to the deck and something to catch any spilt acid. Got a hard one here (careful!) Needs a box that fits it snugly really so a custom one maybe the only option.
John the easy way is to just stick a plastic box in. However after trawling though probably the longest fred on Ribnet I eventually found the photos of Andy Hightowers installation which you might want to copy. However the frames are designed to go under and over the top then bolt together to hold the battery in place, just that Andy used one frame for a twin battery set up. The design as Dirk Diggler points out came from him and Jon Fuller (late of this parish) and seems to work well for offshore powerboats.

Some thoughts, have you got the fuel tanks and battery / battery master switch in the same location? is there a risk of fumes and sparks meeting and having a party. How do the battery leads and fuel lines get to the engine? are they along side each other, snaked nicely together? would you buy a car with the battery leads raped around the fuel line? something to think about anyway.

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I have the battery under my console at the stern end.
You know m10 bolts that hold the console down, well on mine there were alloy stretcher plates across them. I replaced these with stainless strips 2"x1/16 thick and welded a 5mm dia stainless bar onto each one horizontally with a gap under to form a place to hook a strap. I then used a small stainless ratchet strap, ditched the hook end and ran a continuous loop through the eyes over the battery and both ends through the ratchet,
clickety click and its not going anywhere!
I dont know if a battery tray is worth worrying about, i find theres plenty of seawater and rainwater slopping around in the console to dilute any acid
havent smelled any chlorine yet
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John the easy way is to just stick a plastic box in. However after trawling though probably the longest fred on Ribnet I eventually found the photos of Andy Hightowers installation which you might want to copy. However the frames are designed to go under and over the top then bolt together to hold the battery in place, just that Andy used one frame for a twin battery set up. The design as Dirk Diggler points out came from him and Jon Fuller (late of this parish) and seems to work well for offshore powerboats.

Some thoughts, have you got the fuel tanks and battery / battery master switch in the same location? is there a risk of fumes and sparks meeting and having a party. How do the battery leads and fuel lines get to the engine? are they along side each other, snaked nicely together? would you buy a car with the battery leads raped around the fuel line? something to think about anyway.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...+clamp&page=13
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I'll have a good read of that thread tonight, cheers.
The battery is on it's own in a double jockey seat. Only other permanent thing in there is an isolator switch. The fuel tanks are underneath the console. May as well show you a photo David M had on here back in 2002 of it. As the whole RIB is in bits at the moment. In the near future I'm changing to a single jockey console infront of the double so will use your advice regarding fuel and batteries

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I have the battery under my console at the stern end.
You know m10 bolts that hold the console down, well on mine there were alloy stretcher plates across them. I replaced these with stainless strips 2"x1/16 thick and welded a 5mm dia stainless bar onto each one horizontally with a gap under to form a place to hook a strap. I then used a small stainless ratchet strap, ditched the hook end and ran a continuous loop through the eyes over the battery and both ends through the ratchet,
clickety click and its not going anywhere!
I dont know if a battery tray is worth worrying about, i find theres plenty of seawater and rainwater slopping around in the console to dilute any acid
havent smelled any chlorine yet
I was thinking kind of on the same lines. Got some galvanized ducting that I had left over from when the kitchen was being rewired. Thinking of screwing that to the deck and then running straps through it to form a cross to tie it down. Was just the acid spill I'm worried about.
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