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Old 27 April 2004, 06:39   #1
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1.WOT 2.Battery Box

Good morning all!
Could someone tell me what WOT is? I see this popping up in lots of conversations.

Also, I noticed the other day that after a day in the rough, my battery was soaked. I'm convinced that this isn't ideal. Can someone confirm or dismiss this for me. I saw plastic battery boxes at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble and wondered whether they were to prevent situations liuke that occuring.

Your info and advice, as always, is much appreciated.
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Old 27 April 2004, 06:42   #2
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Bajan,

WOT = Wide Open Throttle

As for battery boxes - I have one but battery is in console anyway so keeps dry. I would think it would be better to keep the battery as dry as possible by what ever means - is there any chance of making its current enclosure water tight ?

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Old 27 April 2004, 06:44   #3
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Hi,

WOT means 'Wide Open Throttle' ie full acceleration.

I would try to prevent the battery getting soaked. Don't know how waterproof the battery boxes are but I think they are quite commonly used and should stop most of the water. Our battery is housed in the console. If your battery is being immersed in water, I would look at the location of your battery.

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Old 27 April 2004, 08:07   #4
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Thanks for the info!
My battery is located in the front console as well, however there is an opening on the side of the console where the electrics run to other parts of the boat and I think that's where the water is entering. I am thinking of getting one of those rubber conical shaped boots(looks like a gearshift cover) and seeing if that will work. Any other suggestions welcome.
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Good morning all!
Could someone tell me what WOT is?
Same as WFO
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Hi Bajan
not sure of your front console have you tried to build a battery box or can you not get access for this, any thing that keeps the water away from the battery is good the rubber boot sounds like a good idea! oh and when you feel the need for speed WOT
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Old 27 April 2004, 12:47   #7
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I'm after a rubber do dar for some cables too. I've been told it's called a "witches hat". Hope this helps

As for WOT, how long it is safe to run your engine at WOT without risking damage/premature failure/excess wear?
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Old 27 April 2004, 13:28   #8
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any car spares dealer will sell you a rubber cv joint boot 5.00 does the job a treat... all sizes you can think of failing that make your own with a likkle hypalon and glue..
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Old 27 April 2004, 13:53   #9
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Thank you very much for the info guys!
I think I will get a battery box as well as the boot in order to cover all bases.

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As for WOT, how long it is safe to run your engine at WOT without risking damage/premature failure/excess wear?
From what I gather, (and if I'm wrong someone please tell me) as long as you're within the manufacturer's specified rev range, the worst result is a higher petrol bill. If you exceed the rev range then it becomes damaging to the engine. Can someone confirm or dismiss this?

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The higher the revs the more wear there is on the engine - simple!

As to rev limits how long is a piece of string? If you look at the ratings for marine diesels you will see a huge difference between ratings for leisure and commercial use for the same engine. Something that is rated at 1000hp in a Sunseeker may only be rated at 400hp for constant uses in a commercial environment.

Maybe I am being cautious but i wouldn't want to run flat out on a leisure rated motor for more than an hour or so at a time without throttling back. Having said that it all depends on how the makers have rated the engine - the REAL rev limit could be a hell of a lot higher than they let on.

I have yet to blow up any kind of engine but I follow strict rules - carefull running in - plenty of warm up time before throttles start to be opened up - very regular servicing.

If you find you are running at WOT for long periods you need a bigger engine! Either that or it's too calm!
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