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Battery flying around (litterally)
|Author||Topic: Battery flying around (litterally)|
posted 02-14-2004 03:09 PM ET (US)
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.
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!)
What is the best way to make sure the battery container stays on his place? (except adjusting my driving style....)
posted 02-14-2004 06:58 PM ET (US)
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
posted 02-15-2004 05:14 AM ET (US)
Didn't thought of the wood.
posted 02-15-2004 09:01 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 02-15-2004 11:12 AM ET (US)
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:
posted 02-16-2004 07:57 PM ET (US)
"...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...
posted 02-17-2004 06:51 AM ET (US)
I know i am having to much fun.
That's why i bought a Whaler, everyone claimed that these boats are the strongest.
Thanks for your input guys.
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