Battery box and fuel tank tie down

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by jmrodandgun, May 17, 2015.

  1. jmrodandgun

    jmrodandgun Well-Known Member

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    I finally broke down and decided to install a 12v system. I need to secure a battery box in the bow but since I don't have hatches and the entire box needs to be removable.

    Would it be possible to attach a simple tie down kit to a strip of starboard or something similar and glue it down with 5200? I figured I should probably do the same in the rear for the fuel tank.
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Use a piece of wood. Starboard does not like glues.
     

  3. jmrodandgun

    jmrodandgun Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming I would need to epoxy coat the strip of wood before sticking it down with 5200?
     
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Get a piece of hardwood and not necessary. Depending what kind you choose you may have to redo it in 10 years. Softwoods will work but lifespan will be short.
     
  5. Mooseknuckle

    Mooseknuckle I Love microskiff.com!

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