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dyeomans posted 05-17-2004 07:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for dyeomans   Send Email to dyeomans  
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?
JBCornwell posted 05-17-2004 07:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
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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jimh posted 05-17-2004 08:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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----

Battery Installation
As a general rule, batteries on Boston Whalers should be located aft for best weight distribution. This is also the softest riding portion of the boat where there is less danger of the battery bouncing, being damaged, or spilling acid.

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.

18' Whalers
On Outboard models, single or dual batteries should be located outboard in the engine splash well. Note: wood placement on the wood locating diagram. Using a single battery it should be mounted on the starboard side for easy access to the control tunnel and terminal block. This position will also off set the weight of a pony motor.

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