Group 27/29

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by firecat1981, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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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?
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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

  3. Gramps

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  4. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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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.
     
  5. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    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 :)
     
  6. firecat1981

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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.
     
  7. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

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

    -T
     
  8. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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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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