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Old 05-18-2012, 11:49 PM
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Water in the battery tray

I have water in the battery tray in my X7. I lifted the battery out to feel to see if there is a drain anywhere, nothing..... So my question is am I missing something and why on a low nose boat would they not put a drain in the betters area? Now I have to try to scoop out a bunch of water every time I take on some water over the nose?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:18 AM
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I'm right there with you. My X7 is the same way. I am looking for a solution to this problem. I'd like to add a drain into the bilge if possible.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:52 AM
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Battery Box? This is what I have for my 2 batteries.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:42 AM
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On the X7/197, there a built in battery box, sort of. It is a hole in the floor with a cover. That battery box pictured would definitely protect the battery if water got down in the hole. I'm interested to know if anyone has done anything to drain the water out of the battery hole.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:23 AM
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:29 AM
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if the battery should spill acid it would go down the drain as well. No acid in my bilge.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:04 AM
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I guess I get a "turkey baster" and suck the water out every time......
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:12 AM
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There is no.drain into the bulge due to the fact the want acid contained. The water beta in the from condensation mostly on the battery. Same happens on my 205v. I just check it every now and then. Buddy drilled a hole in his to the bulge, but I am more on the sealed box in case of an acid leak.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:52 PM
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Do you know the location of where he drilled a drain hole? I can't tell where it may drain to the bilge in my 1999 X-Star
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:04 PM
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I would not drill any holes, I think a few have done this thinking any liquid would drain into the bilge area, and found out it didn't. I had the same problem with my 190, and have found that a battery cover larger than the size of the storage box works just fine. You could even use a tupperware or some sort of plastic container upside down to cover your battery and the box below.
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