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george nagy posted 04-05-2007 04:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for george nagy   Send Email to george nagy  
I am planning on putting both batteries in the console of my outrage. I would like to use one battery box(dual) recessed in the floor of the console. Anyone know of a good source for such a box? I'm leaning toward optima AGM batteries.
padrefigure posted 04-10-2007 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for padrefigure  Send Email to padrefigure     
Build a box out of Aquaply large enough for two plastic battery boxes. Apply several coats of marine varnish, cut a hole in the console floor to accomodate the box. Install cleats below the surface of the console floor to keep the box from bouncing. Install the hold down clips in the plywood box, strap the plastic battery boxes in place and you have secure mounting without loading the console floor with 150 lbs of batteries.
Bulldog posted 04-10-2007 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Check out Toddusa.com, they have a dual battery box number 84-1480 which meets USCG regulations. Measurements are inside 11"W X 16" Deep X 8" H, outside 13" W X 17.5" Deep X 11" H. We use some of their battery boxes on some of our generator sets they are very well made. Jack
aja posted 04-12-2007 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for aja  Send Email to aja     
My only caution with this is to make sure there is a way to get the batteries out of the box one at a time - without having to move the entire box around with both batteries in place. Don't do it if your batteries are anything but extremely accessable!

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