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Battery Hold-Down Material

Discussion in 'Musings With Maine Sail' started by jviss, Sep 7, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jviss

    jviss

    Joined Feb 5, 2004
    1,480 posts, 60 likes
    Tartan 3800
    US Westborough Westport, MA
    A follow-up on GPO: yes, it is expensive! I found it on eBay, 1"x3" stock goes for about $2/inch!
     


  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    2,897 posts, 544 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Do I see battery straps in your future aboard the Tartan?
     


  3. jviss

    jviss

    Joined Feb 5, 2004
    1,480 posts, 60 likes
    Tartan 3800
    US Westborough Westport, MA
    Not sure yet. If I think the GPO is the best solution, I will be able to get the GPO for about $72 (only need 55", but 72" is the closest size available, so far); so would do it that way.
     


  4. jeff356

    jeff356

    Joined Apr 21, 2014
    66 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 356
    US Middle River, MD
    Nick,
    Where are your 6V GC batteries mounted now? Starboard side under the dinette or maybe under aft berth also to starboard? Have 31 series AGM's now in battery box in lazarette but wondering where to relocate new 6V GC bank to starboard to balance boat better and how to safely secure batteries, from a hold down, vapor, and leakage perspective.
    Thanks,
    Jeff
     


    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017

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