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Mounting Battery In Console
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posted 05-17-2004 07:36 AM ET (US)
If I were to install the battery on my 1990 17' Montauk in the console do I install it on the deck of the boat or on the floor of the console, which does seem to be very strong?
posted 05-17-2004 07:50 AM ET (US)
When Boston Whaler started installing batteries in the console they always put them on the deck, not on the console floor. The floor supports wont hold a battery when it starts pounding.
Cut out a section of the floor to fit your battery box, but be sure that you never intend to change battery size. :)
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posted 05-17-2004 08:05 AM ET (US)
I know many people have moved the battery to the console in their Boston Whaler boats, but original instructions for battery installation say this:
---reproduced from Owners manual----
Provision has been made on all Boston Whalers for the installation of batteries. This is in the form of a special wood pad molded under the fiberglass floor to accept the screw fastenings of the battery hold downs. Represented below are installations, consult your wood locating diagram (included in Owner's package with boat) for exact location of the wood mounting.
Mounting the battery hold downs where they do not secure into wood will result in the fastenings tearing through the fiberglass.
Batteries should always be enclosed in a covered battery box as shown. It is important that a battery hold-down strap prevent the battery and battery box from moving to avoid wear on the gelcoat surface. We recommend the use of our battery box and heavy-duty, toggled, hold-down strap.
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