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SWarren posted 03-28-2001 12:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for SWarren   Send Email to SWarren  
I have my battery boxes located in the back of my boat near the transom. I would like to move them out of the way. Does any body have any ideas? I dont want them in the back because of fishing and getting in and out of the boat. Thanks.

Steve

Eagleman posted 03-28-2001 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eagleman  Send Email to Eagleman     
I have a 22 Outrage and a couple of weeks ago I read a posting on this website about locating the battery & Oil tank in the console area. I thought that idea had some merit, I look to do something simliar this spring. It is my understanding that you basically reroute all the cable etc, it sounds like a nice idea. I haven't figured out if access might get a little funky into the console!Good luck
Peter posted 03-28-2001 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Some things to think about. Moving the battery and oil tank forward from the transom may subject these items to greater bouncing or pounding forces, which may adversely affect them. Also, moving the battery forward will require that you use signficantly longer conductors. Increasing the length of the conductor from the battery to the engine will likely cause greater power losses, particularly in such a low voltage application. To make up for the losses per length, you may need larger diameter conductors than what you are currently using for the existing short length. My recollection is that Whaler moved the battery from the transom on the 1990 19 Outrage to the folding console on the 1991 or 1992 19 Outrage when they added the third liner.
Maine whaler posted 03-28-2001 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Maine whaler  Send Email to Maine whaler     
Sorry but I have a seperate question. With your experience with the 22 foot revenge would this make a good day boat and island commuter for a family of five in the ocean in the northeast? Do you have problems with water coming over the transom?
hardensheetmetal posted 03-28-2001 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Steve-
When I bought my 22WT afew years ago, the previous owner had the VRO tank mounted inside the starboard bulkhead. It was out of thew way, but it was also messy. you had to contort yourself to fill it and no matter how neat I was, some oil always got spilled. At the time both batteries were stored in the stern in their original BW boxes, one port and one starboard. I did.nt realy like this either because they were just kind of 'there' behind the stern seat. So I got some 18g SS and welded a box up that holds all three and fits snuggly between the motor well and the back of the stern seat. this has worked great. I know you don't want them in the stern, but maybe this will give you some ideas.

Maine -

I bought my 22 about five years ago from Brewers in Freeport. The couple that owned it before me cruised extensively throught Casco Bay and the surrounding area, and over nighted on it quite frequently. i think it is an excellent boat for cruising around (I don't really fish)and I have yet to take on water over the transome. Realistically you can sit five (two helm, three across the stern seat) but no more than taht. I can't think of any other Whaler that would give you more seating space, the 20, 22, and 25 all have similar layouts, just less cockpit space. Hope this helps.

Dan

hardensheetmetal posted 03-28-2001 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Steve-
When I bought my 22WT afew years ago, the previous owner had the VRO tank mounted inside the starboard bulkhead. It was out of thew way, but it was also messy. you had to contort yourself to fill it and no matter how neat I was, some oil always got spilled. At the time both batteries were stored in the stern in their original BW boxes, one port and one starboard. I did.nt realy like this either because they were just kind of 'there' behind the stern seat. So I got some 18g SS and welded a box up that holds all three and fits snuggly between the motor well and the back of the stern seat. this has worked great. I know you don't want them in the stern, but maybe this will give you some ideas.

Maine -

I bought my 22 about five years ago from Brewers in Freeport. The couple that owned it before me cruised extensively throught Casco Bay and the surrounding area, and over nighted on it quite frequently. i think it is an excellent boat for cruising around (I don't really fish)and I have yet to take on water over the transome. Realistically you can sit five (two helm, three across the stern seat) but no more than taht. I can't think of any other Whaler that would give you more seating space, the 20, 22, and 25 all have similar layouts, just less cockpit space. Hope this helps.

Dan

hardensheetmetal posted 03-28-2001 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Steve-
When I bought my 22WT afew years ago, the previous owner had the VRO tank mounted inside the starboard bulkhead. It was out of thew way, but it was also messy. you had to contort yourself to fill it and no matter how neat I was, some oil always got spilled. At the time both batteries were stored in the stern in their original BW boxes, one port and one starboard. I did.nt realy like this either because they were just kind of 'there' behind the stern seat. So I got some 18g SS and welded a box up that holds all three and fits snuggly between the motor well and the back of the stern seat. this has worked great. I know you don't want them in the stern, but maybe this will give you some ideas.

Maine -

I bought my 22 about five years ago from Brewers in Freeport. The couple that owned it before me cruised extensively throught Casco Bay and the surrounding area, and over nighted on it quite frequently. i think it is an excellent boat for cruising around (I don't really fish)and I have yet to take on water over the transome. Realistically you can sit five (two helm, three across the stern seat) but no more than taht. I can't think of any other Whaler that would give you more seating space, the 20, 22, and 25 all have similar layouts, just less cockpit space. Hope this helps.

Dan

hardensheetmetal posted 03-28-2001 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Steve-
When I bought my 22WT afew years ago, the previous owner had the VRO tank mounted inside the starboard bulkhead. It was out of thew way, but it was also messy. you had to contort yourself to fill it and no matter how neat I was, some oil always got spilled. At the time both batteries were stored in the stern in their original BW boxes, one port and one starboard. I did.nt realy like this either because they were just kind of 'there' behind the stern seat. So I got some 18g SS and welded a box up that holds all three and fits snuggly between the motor well and the back of the stern seat. this has worked great. I know you don't want them in the stern, but maybe this will give you some ideas.

Maine -

I bought my 22 about five years ago from Brewers in Freeport. The couple that owned it before me cruised extensively throught Casco Bay and the surrounding area, and over nighted on it quite frequently. i think it is an excellent boat for cruising around (I don't really fish)and I have yet to take on water over the transome. Realistically you can sit five (two helm, three across the stern seat) but no more than taht. I can't think of any other Whaler that would give you more seating space, the 20, 22, and 25 all have similar layouts, just less cockpit space. Hope this helps.

Dan

hardensheetmetal posted 03-28-2001 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Whoops, what happened there!
SWarren posted 03-28-2001 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
Dan,
SWarren posted 03-28-2001 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
Dan
I have the vro tanks in the bulk head like you and they can get messy. I agree. I just ordered the stern seat from Daves and am hoping to get it delivered next week if they ever get off of vacation. I was thinking about some type of box to put under the stern seat for storage and stuff. Would like to see some pictures if you have them. I rarely have a problem with water coming over the transom unless I back the boat down really hard and fast.
hardensheetmetal posted 03-28-2001 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Steve-

I had originally wanted to put everything under the stern seat, but the standard hieght of the legs made the seat too low to fit the batteries or tank under there. I mounted the box about 1/2" forward of the motor well. I believe I made it 14" deep, which allowed the short mounting flanges to fall inbetween the non-skid areas. I mounted it with small nylon washers between the stainless and the gel-coat to lessen the abrasion. The top of the box is about 1" deeper than the box itself, so the cables and oil line can get out. To tell you the truth, I like how the box came out and how neat it makes things, but I really would have liked to raise the seat up a few inches and build a shelf between the two seat supports. If your seat has not been built yet, you may want to investigate this. The additional height of the seat would put the actual seat height just about at the gunnel height, which shouldn't be a problem considering the seat has side to it. let me know what you come up with.

Dan

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