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hleepert
11-11-2006, 07:43 PM
I remember today that I didn't disconnect my battery when I winterized and I noticed that the battery was sitting in a pool of water. I don't really know how water got there unless it was from this spring when my heater core leaked. Shouldn't there be a drain hole in the bottom of the box? I will just drill a couple of hole in case I get water there in the future. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this? BTW my boat is a 2005 197.

Maristar210
11-11-2006, 08:12 PM
I remember today that I didn't disconnect my battery when I winterized and I noticed that the battery was sitting in a pool of water. I don't really know how water got there unless it was from this spring when my heater core leaked. Shouldn't there be a drain hole in the bottom of the box? I will just drill a couple of hole in case I get water there in the future. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this? BTW my boat is a 2005 197.

Just in the pontoon boat. Cool to watch the watch the popping and cracking when you turn it over. Never in the MC though..

Steve

skipaola
11-11-2006, 08:17 PM
I have found water in the battery box on my 2002 X9. I assumed no drain holes in case the battery case ever cracks to keep the battery acid in check?? Any other thoughts?

sand2snow22
11-11-2006, 08:44 PM
I've had water in the battery box twice (05 X2). Once in a bad storm, once taking water over the bow. Dry it out and you should be good, keep an eye on it.....

erkoehler
11-11-2006, 08:57 PM
I would NOT recommend drilling holes in the battery box. It is sealed to contain a battery acid spill. If you loose your battery acid into the bilge...you'll have bigger issues than alittle water to suck out with a wet vac:cool:

BriEOD
11-11-2006, 09:43 PM
Just get a selaed battery.

Maristar210
11-11-2006, 09:48 PM
I would NOT recommend drilling holes in the battery box. It is sealed to contain a battery acid spill. If you loose your battery acid into the bilge...you'll have bigger issues than alittle water to suck out with a wet vac:cool:

I agree. Even the sealed ones can crack and leak acid. Acid on your MC carpet is not good.

hleepert
11-11-2006, 11:43 PM
Dindn't think about the possible battery acid leak. Thanks for the advice.

I would NOT recommend drilling holes in the battery box. It is sealed to contain a battery acid spill. If you loose your battery acid into the bilge...you'll have bigger issues than alittle water to suck out with a wet vac:cool:

kurtr
11-11-2006, 11:50 PM
I have had water in the battery box on my 1989 pro star several times. I just figured it came from getting water over the bow or water dripping off after the kids get in.

JKTX21
11-12-2006, 02:49 PM
Yep, I neglected my MC one day and left it in the rain and got some water in the battery box.

tex
11-12-2006, 03:14 PM
Don't drill! It will not go into the bilge. Use a turkey baster to get the water out.

JKTX21
11-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Or a wet-vac! I think it'd be great if you could get a built-in wet-vac on a MC.

TOO-TALL
11-12-2006, 03:49 PM
This post got me thinking so I checked my batt box today.Good thing I did it was 1/4 full of water.The only way water can get in is to take a roller over the bow.