Relocating Batteries

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Paul Giani, May 28, 2018.

  1. Paul Giani
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    Paul Giani New Member

    I want to relocate my four +1 house and starter batteries from the farthest most battery compartments on the port and starboard side of my 2001 Boston Whaler Outrage 28 to the large storage area under the deck hatch.

    After mounting the new battery boxes I started to wonder if thete is an ABYC code related to ventilation or proximity to my fuel filters/rubber lines. The batteries are attached to a three bank charger and a two bank solar system. I will shift 280lbs forward and more inline with the centerline. I intend to repower with heavier verados at some point in the future.

    Any facts preventing me from doing this?? Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. 7228sedan
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    Just curious; are you using standard lead acid wet cell batteries? AGM's in that location would have no effect on the environment in that compartment as no gasses to vent.
     
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    fallguy Senior Member

    I thought I replied, but don't see the response.

    Strange.
     
  4. Paul Giani
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    They are lead acid. That crossed my mind. That is why I am thinking a solar fan pumping out on a continuous basis.

    Aside from that not sure if there are any ABYC guidelines that would suggest I should not move them forward.
     
  5. 7228sedan
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    Not from ABYC, however here is a Coast Guard issued Boat Builders handbook with some good information and Federal Laws for battery installation. Possibly someone has something a bit newer as this is from 2003...
     

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    Great stuff. Thanks.

    afaik, ABYC uses the CG regs on this issue
     
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