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cyrez00 posted 02-14-2004 03:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for cyrez00   Send Email to cyrez00  
Hi all,

I'm the owner of a 13.4ft sport from 1995 with a 40hp yamaha with powertrim.

The problem i have is that the battery container including the battery is flying around trough the boat.
Originally it was attached to the floor with 2 plastic clips with a band trough the clips around the container.
Due to my sportive way of driving the boat the plastic clips both broke and the battery is flying around with every wave i challenge.

I decided to attach the container properly and molded the container to the floor using some screws. (believe me, it hurts to make new holes in your boat!)
After about 5 minutes of boating the container was loose again and happely smiling to me at eye level.

What is the best way to make sure the battery container stays on his place? (except adjusting my driving style....)

Thanks!
Marc.

triblet posted 02-14-2004 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Sounds to me like the clips were the problem, not the screws.
Get the stainless equivalent of the plastic clips.

And there's probably wood behind the glass where the clips
are attached, and not where you screwed down the battery
box.


Chuck

cyrez00 posted 02-15-2004 05:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for cyrez00  Send Email to cyrez00     
Thanks Chuck!

Didn't thought of the wood.
It's worth trying.

Marc

dauntlass 18 posted 02-15-2004 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for dauntlass 18  Send Email to dauntlass 18     
Dont forget to fill the holes you put in hull before you remount your battery box.I have installed a few after market battery boxes and the clips used to hold the strap to the floor and around the boxes is made of a flexable unbreakable material.Also a little 3M 4200 on the new screws used to mount clips would help.
Backlash posted 02-15-2004 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
Sounds like you're having too much fun with your 13! Chuck's right...the plastic clips were the problem. Here's a link to the SS version (footmans loops) he was referring to which are available for 1" or 2" straps:

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?keyword=533893&resultCt=1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=45881&y=1&x=21

Steve

kingfish posted 02-16-2004 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Marc-

"...Due to my sportive way of driving..." What a wonderful picture that conjures in my mind! I think Steve is right; you're having too much fun...

cyrez00 posted 02-17-2004 06:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for cyrez00  Send Email to cyrez00     
I know i am having to much fun.

That's why i bought a Whaler, everyone claimed that these boats are the strongest.
I'm living near a big river with a lot of big commercial ships which produce some big waves.
This is my fun, but also inevitable.

Thanks for your input guys.
I will remount the battery and let you know the outcome.
Will take a little while because it's still a bit cold here.

Marc.

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