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DaveS posted 03-15-2004 12:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for DaveS   Send Email to DaveS  
When I purchased my Newport about 2 years ago--I've converted to a Newtauk--the battery was mounted on the floor in the console inside a battery box. This will be my second season putting it in and then removing it after the summer, and it's a real pain in the butt to get it inside the box in the console.

I was thinking about installing a battery bracket and putting the battery in there. Is there any rule of thumb that says batteries need to be in a box when mounted in a console? I would think the bracket would be more secure. Is there any benefit to using an enclosed box or can I just replace the it with a bracket?

Thanks for the help!

DaveS

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-15-2004 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
You certainly have to have the terminals well and truly
covered, otherwise there would be lots of sparks if a tool
got loose in the console. And if the battery every leaked,
you don't want acid running around the deck.

Chapman uses the word "must" about the battery box, but
doesn't say the CG requires it.

I pull my battery once or twice a year to check the water
level (MMM, it's about due). It's a minor pain, but there's
a strap on the battery that makes pulling it out of the box
a lot easier. Previous battery didn't have the strap. If
your battery doesn't have a strap, maybe you could put a
loop of 1" nylon webbing around the battery before your drop
it in the box.


Chuck

jimh posted 03-15-2004 08:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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DaveS posted 03-15-2004 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
jimh,

Sorry about that...thought my computer froze up as it has in the past, was using an older apple at the time...so I refreshed and resent...(almost sent it a third time when the idea hit me to check to see if is had been posted)...

Have a great day...

DaveS

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