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Offline AlAdams

Battery Compartment Question
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:35:41 AM »
I just bought two group 24 Interstate batteries and Atwood battery trays.  Now I've discovered the compartment in the back of the SR is not wide enough to fit the trays side by side.  I had planned to fit a piece of starboard in that space, attaching it to drawer glides (hey Rick!).  I can cut the starboard to fit the battery trays, extending it a couple of inches into the gas tank area  But there isn't enough room on the tank side to slide the starboard/batteries out.  The angled wood partition gets in the way.  The only solution I can come up with is to cut a chunk out of the the angled wood next to the gas tank compartment to give the starboard/batteries enough room to slide out.  Any thoughts?  Would pictures help?  This makes sense in my mind but this may be total incoherent babbling to you guys.     
You can't trust water, even a straight stick will turn crooked in it - WC Fields

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Offline Danno

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 11:06:53 AM »
Why does everyone buy two trays. Get a dual tray and you'll save the extra couple of inches whihc is valuable real estate behind the bait tank panels.

http://www.thmarine.com/products/Battery-Trays/Strap-Battery-Trays/Dual-Battery-Holder-Tray
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 12:06:16 PM »
Well Danno, I bought two singles because I didn't know better.  But after the attwoods I found the west marine singles fit close enough to work.
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline Danno

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 12:13:00 PM »
Those do fit together relatively well.   :bowdown:

Most I see, have the fastening tabs on the side.
Previously owned a 1998 19' SR

Lures are designed to catch fishermen not fish.

Offline AlAdams

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 01:51:06 PM »
Good stuff to know.  I didn't know a double tray was available.  I guess I need to look a little harder at West Marine.  Anybody need a couple of Atwood trays?  They have the fastening tabs on the side. 
You can't trust water, even a straight stick will turn crooked in it - WC Fields

'88 SR w/Skip Tower  '02 Honda 90,'02 Honda 15
Electrical by R. Wyrguy.

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 05:32:46 PM »
Wait, I'll sell my attwoods for $5 less than Al!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline AlAdams

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 07:35:59 AM »
The first non-PBR sitting in front of me gets them.  I think they sell for around $8 at Fisheries Supply in Seattle. 
You can't trust water, even a straight stick will turn crooked in it - WC Fields

'88 SR w/Skip Tower  '02 Honda 90,'02 Honda 15
Electrical by R. Wyrguy.

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 07:45:10 AM »
Ok al, I'll take a pbr!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

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Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 07:48:32 AM »
Let me up the ante a bit.  I bid one non-PBR on Marks, delivered to Neah...

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2014, 09:40:39 AM »
Deal!
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Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 10:34:12 AM »
Good,  Do you prefer Coors light or Bud?   :wink:

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P.S. you now owe me a good beer for clearing out the competition Al   :whistle:
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2014, 08:16:05 PM »
Of those choices neither, it would have to be drinkable to be "beer".
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Offline AlAdams

Re: Battery Compartment Question
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2014, 08:32:34 PM »
I recommend spraying those beers on your lawn. Breaks down surface tension - allows water to penetrate into the soil better.
You can't trust water, even a straight stick will turn crooked in it - WC Fields

'88 SR w/Skip Tower  '02 Honda 90,'02 Honda 15
Electrical by R. Wyrguy.