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Old 03-25-2007, 12:58 PM
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Battery boxes?

I am in the process of relocating my batteries to the back of my boat in each corner of the custom seat I am building. I am in question as to wether or not battery boxes are necessary or not? anyone some feedback would be helpful?
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:19 PM
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My personal opinion, with a good sealed battery not required, but useful in so many practical ways that they are worth it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:00 PM
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You usually do that if you need to transfer some weight. I did that on my last boat. More for fun than anything else. However, from experience, make sure you use battery boxes when you do it. I made this mistake. Ending up getting some battery boxes made by NOCO. Not sure where you can get them, but their website is http//:noco-usa.com. I am sure they can tell you where to purchase them. They worked great.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:17 PM
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After the mess I saw when I opened the battery box on my newly acquired X2 last year, I wouldn't chance any type of battery even a gel or AGM in the boat without a box.

My boat just had a normal battery, but it was leaking, like 1/2" of battery acid in the bottom of the box. No box would have trashed alot of carpet.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:43 PM
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The Coast Guard and your local enforcement agency frown on batteries not in a battery box. Doesn't need to be covered, but must be able to contain.
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