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Old 11-03-2017, 04:10 PM
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water in battery box 2003 prostar 197

just pulled the battery and for the 2nd year in a row I had about an inch of water in the box. There is no drain hole. Doesn't seem to be a problem but you would think it would have a drain hole. Even my old 77 S&S had one
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:58 PM
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Same with my 2014 X-star. I usually put off pulling the boxes till the end of the year... Might need to see about adding a drain.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:02 PM
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Is yours an actual box or is it the hole in the floor that my 96 Prostar had? I believe mine had a drain hole in it and it ran down to the bilge, not sure I would want my battery just sitting in water all the time.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:23 PM
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If it’s water from the battery it will eat everything up.

I wouldn’t put a hole for draining.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:09 PM
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I believe no drain hole is by design. If your battery has a catastrophic failure you do not want all that acid running down to the bilge. My 03 X2 has no drain.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:12 PM
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I believe no drain hole is by design. If your battery has a catastrophic failure you do not want all that acid running down to the bilge. My 03 X2 has no drain.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:23 PM
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my 01 has no drain so I went to add one.. that didn't work.. it is like a box in a box... the fiberglass doesn't have a drain anywhere either...
i just fire up the wet/dry vac and suck out the water...
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:26 PM
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Is the boat sitting out where it gets rained on? I am wondering how you get water in the battery box as I have not had that happen.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:32 PM
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Is the boat sitting out where it gets rained on? I am wondering how you get water in the battery box as I have not had that happen.
my boat is moored from May-Mid Oct, covered but the factory cover does leak and no matter how tight I adjust it, water will pool in a few spots. The covers are porous. However it get there, it stays all year I guess. Might even be accumulated condensation.
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