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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:47 pm 
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I just got the fishfinder battery kit for the back hatch or sail post on the PA12. It came with no instructions. Anyone have any info? Also which is best, in back hatch or inside hull by sail post.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Assuming your talking about the new hobie battery holder. I have mine in the rear hatch, easy to reach and pull out to charge. I also leave the rear hatch open to air the insides out after each trip. For me it's a one step idea, leave open hatch and charge battery.

I tried the battery in the hull idea and found the amount of moisture inside the hull just corrodes the terminals to quick.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:26 pm 
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The installation is very simple as there are only 2 wires...red = + 12 volt, black = -12 volt lead.
You should add a waterproof, in-line fuse holder to the red wire (series connected) and install a fuse amperage value based on your fish finder instructions.....maybe 3 amp size???

I used a 1" wide tape measure to fish the long wires from the battery to your fish finder leads inside the hull....connect the red to red and black to black wires from the fish finder to the battery leads.....hook up the transducer and you are good to go.
The battery charged will only plug in one way as it's keyed.....same as the plug on the 2 wires to the battery plug/connector.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:04 pm 
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I just keep my battery on top next to my milk crate unsecured, simple.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:35 pm 
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"I just keep my battery on top next to my milk crate unsecured, simple."

Yep, until you capsize for the first time.. :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:14 am 
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My plan is to never maneuver such as to cause a capsize in the calm waters I fish. Plan B is if I sense danger of flipping, I eject my body into the water before the disaster occurs. And if both these plans do fail me, the loss of a $30 battery will be the least of my worries.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:51 am 
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billwbrun wrote:
My plan is to never maneuver such as to cause a capsize in the calm waters I fish. Plan B is if I sense danger of flipping, I eject my body into the water before the disaster occurs. And if both these plans do fail me, the loss of a $30 battery will be the least of my worries.
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With this plan, I would make sure to always wear my PFD!!! Good Luck


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:44 pm 
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What's a PDF?
:lol:

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