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I second Jon's comment regarding Fred's work. I don't see, though, an answer posted to the original Q of whether a starting battery is preferred over a deep cycle type.  That answer is that a starting type is definitely the right one for your application. It will give you more starting omph for a given size.

Jeremy

Note: Starting-type batteries are optimized for max short-term cranking amps (using a higher number of thinner plates to maximize surface area). Deep discharge batteries have a smaller number of thicker plates and handle repeated deep discharge better.

Thanks.  I was actually curious if one would stand up to not being used for long periods of time over the other? 

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Once the tray was in place, I lined the bottom with rubber and the edges with flexible wire casing. Because the form was built up from cardboard replicas of the battery foot print, they fit in nice and snug, without any wiggle room.

Four (4) D-bolts, two in the floor plate and two in the galley bulkhead acted as anchor points for tie down straps.



Wow!  You're hired. How much to get you to 1000 Islands to do the exact sme thing for me :clap
You could sell those trays;).  Thank you for posting all of those great pictures.  I would love to see the shelf you built for the fifth outer battery. I'm not the handiest of wood workers so I love copying other peoples good ideas. 

A couple of questions.  Why did you remove the wood divider between the main bank and water heater?  Also, why did you feel the need to upgrade chargers? 

Like you, I'm in Toronto and my boat is 2.5 hours away so it gets tough to get these projects done.

Thanks for your advice.
Scott

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I have searched all over and have yet to find an answer. I'm sure it's out there and I risk getting scolded but I'm asking anyway.   Upgrading batteries to 4 6v Trojan T 145's. I plan on keeping my 1-2-both switch factory set for now and will not run alt directly to main bank.  I need to buy a small emergency battery (starting battery).  Because I plan on using the main bank for everything, including starting, should my back up be a small "starting" battery or a small "deep cycle" battery.  The smaller the better as I may try and fit it on the Starboard side of the water heater.   Is group 24 too small if it's just a backup to get the engine running?

Excuse the dirt you see in the picture. The boat is brand new to me and needs a good cleaning.



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Main Message Board / Re: Outboard mount weight limit
« on: December 17, 2016, 11:43:22 PM »
Here is a picture showing my little 2hp Honda.  Don't see that you could mount a motor lower.  Think the only thing to be concerned with is if you were in a rough sea.  Then you may see stress where the rail attaches to the fiberglass.  Only real problem with the aft seats is that the pushpit can get crowded, life sling, outboard motor, gps antena, MOB pole, and grill.
Are you in Toronto or the 1000 islands?  Just wondering.
Jim


I think they changed the stern rail sometime after your model year.  At least on the port side they added an outer lower.

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Main Message Board / Re: Outboard mount weight limit
« on: December 17, 2016, 11:27:10 PM »
Here is a picture showing my little 2hp Honda.  Don't see that you could mount a motor lower.  Think the only thing to be concerned with is if you were in a rough sea.  Then you may see stress where the rail attaches to the fiberglass.  Only real problem with the aft seats is that the pushpit can get crowded, life sling, outboard motor, gps antena, MOB pole, and grill.
Are you in Toronto or the 1000 islands?  Just wondering.
Jim

Live in Toronto but the boat is in 1000 Islands. We drive 2+ hours to sail down there.

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Main Message Board / Re: Outboard mount weight limit
« on: December 17, 2016, 05:58:09 AM »
Congrats on the new boat! Perhaps a dumb question, but have you checked that your motor will mount/fit between the pushpit rails with the mounting on the lower rail? :?

Good question.... I bought the boat in September and had it shipped 700 km in October so it's been on a cradle since;(. I guess I will find out in the spring!  It's going to be a long winter waiting to use this beauty!

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Main Message Board / Re: Outboard mount weight limit
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:15:25 PM »
Looks like I am hull #1654 thanks

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Main Message Board / Outboard mount weight limit
« on: December 15, 2016, 12:21:29 PM »
Hey just bought a 2003 mkII.  Wondering if anyone knows the max weight for this outboard mount?  I have a Mercury 9.9 2 stroke that must weigh between 75 and 80 lbs. Also, how do I know what hull number I have? I assume it says on the hull serial number?
Thanks!
Scott

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Main Message Board / Propane question
« on: September 26, 2016, 05:00:01 PM »
Apologies if this has been covered before. Just bought a 03 Cat 34 and it's my first time with a boat that has a propane cooktop and stove.  Can someone explain to me how one can use a propane stove in a small space without gassing themselves?  I recall many people dying after the ice storm of 98 in Quebec when they lost power and used propane BBQ's in their house for warmth. 

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