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I was always unhappy with the battery tray on my last boat. It was one of those boxes held down with a strap and plastic clips. I ended up srewing it directly down but still was not happy with it. I wanted something that held the battery itself and didn't allow it to bounce around inside. So I bought this and it seems great for what I wanted.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=11151&partNumber=2235562&langId=-1

Just one issue, my batter is a group 29 I bought from walmart. It's an everstart maxx and has served me well and is nice and cheap to replace when need be. It is about 1/2" too big for the tray and I can't seem to find a decent tray to fit it.

So I guess my question is where can I get a good battery tray for it, or where can I get a group 27 dual purpose battery as cheap, and with as good a warranty, as walmart?
 

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Has the great microskiff community let me down??? Say it isn't so :eek:
 

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Having the alternator on the motor definately helps, I've never even come close to running down my group 29 battery. However I do like the added protection and since I'm going with a bigger trolling motor and a TnT unit I don't want to go less then the group 27.

The tray you found is all I could find myself for a group 29 battery too. I worry about the strap, not sure what to do. Do I go with the cheaper tray, or buy a new battery?

EDIT: Nevermind, I just read some reviews and many say the plastic buckle snapped and there batteries flopped on there sides. Looks like I'm buying a new group 27.
 

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i've used the same trays that gramps has linked for years on many different boats and have never had a problem with them, if i need another one thats the one i'll get :)
 

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I ultimately found a tray I like at a shop around here. It's not quite as nice as the first one I had, but it does had plastic screw rods and a top cover.
 

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FC, have you thought of making a custom one out of starboard?

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That was going to be my next step, either using starboard or another large cutting board (worked great for a transom plate last time).

If this tray falls apart I'll probably do just that, hopefully it will work out though.
 
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