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REDFISH posted 08-31-2001 11:34 AM ET (US)   Profile for REDFISH   Send Email to REDFISH  
i bought a 91model 22 outrage. both batteries are mounted in the splashwell. i was wondering if it would be worth the time and effort to move them inside the console. the boat also list to the port side t about 3200rpm. considering adding trim tabs. any sugestions?
bigz posted 08-31-2001 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    

For what it's worth the console would be the place on an Outrage for batteries. Never liked them even in good boxes back in the well.

Move your selector switch forward to the console. Then you just have your engine , stern light, and bilge wiring back there --- You might run a fused wire and a receptacle in case you want to plug in something say a big search light. Don't forget to leave a string line after your done pulling wires, makes it easier if you need another wire run at a latter date.

Just make sure they are secure in the console in a tray. Cover the terminals with boots.

Good off season fun project, you'll learn all about your wiring and since she is a "91 don't be surprised to find wiring which previous owners added helter skelter --- so if something ever goes "haywire" yeah know your system ---

acseatsri posted 08-31-2001 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
I was thinking about doing the same thing in the offseason. Wiring is helter-skelter on my boat anyways. I would think the batteries moved forward would also help in trimming out the boat. The only minus I see is the additional pounding the batteries would take, along with losing more of the only "dry" storage space on the boat.
dfmcintyre posted 08-31-2001 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
I've mounted batteries in two Montauk consoles, and one Outrage console. Here's the cautions:

Don't mount them directly to the floor of the console. The floor is not braced and strong enough to support even _one_ battery, much less two, unless considerable support is added underneath.

By cutting a hole(s) the shape of battery boxes in the floor, and placing the strap brackets on the cockpit floor you make the installation more secure, _and_ gain back a couple of cubic inchs of storage area (HEY, we ARE talking about the typical BW console here guys)

While I personally have never encountered this problem, some forum members _have_ experienced excessive interior metal corrosion they felt was due to the battery outgassing into the confined area. One workaround was to run some plastic tubing from the top of the battery cover, up to a vent on the side of the console.

Best - Don

reelescape1 posted 08-31-2001 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
My "90 22' OR's batteries are under the console in white BW boxes. The console floor is cut out as dfm describes. The 1-2-all battery switch is mounted inside the console,on the front. These batteries have been in service almost 3 years, standard acid batteries. When you run your new cables,be sure to have one continuous run with no splices...heard a horror story on a second hand Whaler once.........

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