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 Post subject: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:43 am 
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Hi people first post here so be nice :D
I just purchased a rev 13 and im looking for a few suggestions , tips on battery storage for a fish finder .
Diy tips welcome also .
Great forum and many thanks in advance for replies ..........Allen


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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:53 am 
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I sacrificed a gear bucket and cut out the dividers to I could lay the battery on its side and store it in the rear 8" hatch. I have a Revo11, so the same would work for you.
EDIT: AND Welcome Aboard! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:39 am 
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The Hobie Battery Holder! Mounts in a 8" hatch or to the accessory mount inside the forward hatch.

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=47167&p=206680&hilit=battery+holder#p206680

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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:54 am 
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I just roll it up in a drybag. Not watertight but no problems yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:19 pm 
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Our battery is water proofed. The connectors are potted in epoxy, so no dry bag required.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:20 pm 
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The Hobie Battery Holder is the way to go :!: I have one mounted up front for my FF/GPS and another in the rear hatch for the Micro Power Pole. Secure and easy access when you want to charge.


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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:20 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Our battery is water proofed. The connectors are potted in epoxy, so no dry bag required.


Ohh, the only reason I didnt get one was because I didn't think it was waterproof. Good sell Matt!


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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:41 pm 
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For a lot of suggestions for ways to make battery boxes, see http://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/in ... pic=7606.0 , which is a long thread on the Northwest Kayak Angler's forum. For example, here are pictures of a battery box I built using a Walmart waterproof box.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:17 am 
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Some realy great ideas guys need to get my thinking cap on , the hobie device is a nice simple design .
but I like the idea of my connections in a waterproof system so think thats the way il go for now , il keep ye updated with my progress :wink:
thanks Allen


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 Post subject: Re: Battery storage
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:46 am 
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For my FF/GPS (12v7ah), I use a Ozark Trail waterproof box w/in-line fuse. I use the Hobie Battery Holder, in the rear hatch (PA12), for my Power-Pole Micro Anchor (12v9ah).

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