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Old 04-13-2013, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BrianT View Post
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?
Condensation. Your battery stays cold after the air warms and moisture condenses on the surface, settling into the tray when it drips. Stuff a paper towel into the water to remove it occasionally. If it was a leaking battery, you wouldn't like the effects.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:02 AM
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I would get a battery cover, also try to get all the water out of the compartment.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:48 AM
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my 1997 190 did the same thing all the time. Did not want acid in my bilge either JR..However I ended up putting a shammy under it and rung it out after every other trip out or so...I guess you could do it every trip if you wanted too or had more water in there than I did...usually after 1 trip it was only 1/8" or so, so the shammy sucked that up pretty easy....
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:57 AM
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My 86 always had a little water in the box. Wether it came from water getting in after a rain or from a long day of use. It def did not help that it was right under the observer seat where every one would sit with wet shorts. It was never an issue, it never interfered with the battery or the cables.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:11 AM
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I just put a battery box cover on the battery and problem is solved.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:29 AM
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One of those car wash sponges works great to dry out the battery box.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:00 AM
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not to jack the thread, but the floor under my battery box caved in... Anyone else have this happen? Is there any easy repair without having to take the entire boat apart?
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