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mark11 posted 02-18-2004 02:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for mark11   Send Email to mark11  
Mark here again looking for advise from the whaler guru's

I want to move the battery out of the back of the boat to inside the center console. Anyone with experience doing this, please give me your 2 cents.


JBCornwell posted 02-18-2004 04:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, Mark.

I did exactly that when I put the 350# Suzuki DF70 on my Montauk. It restored the static trim and gave me more room at the stern.

Cut a hole in the floor of the console to fit a battery box or reinforce the floor under it. I prefer the hole. It gives you more room in the console.

Note: Be sure to use MARINE quality (many small, tinned strands) cables on the battery to engine run. Automotive cables present a real risk, as well as being too stiff.

Red sky at night. . .

steelhead5 posted 02-18-2004 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for steelhead5  Send Email to steelhead5     

What gage wire did you run? #4

JBCornwell posted 02-18-2004 06:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
I used #2, but if I had it to do over I would use #1 or 1-0.

Red sky at night. . .

greyg8r posted 02-18-2004 08:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for greyg8r    
I was told 2 gauge was overkill for 12 feet (for my 16'7 Katama) and 4 gauge would have been sufficient. I used 4 gauge.

JB: How long was your cable?

Dick posted 02-18-2004 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
One of the best sources for electrical information is Ancor. They are one of the premium marine wire and electrical products companies. request their catalog, it gives great information on required wire sizes.


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