Battery Box

termite

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The Solent
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Pepsea
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Tohatsu 6.6 Rib
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Optimax 150
Disappointed with the normal junk in chandlers when you ask for a battery box, what does everyone else use. Looking for something to hold a 110 amp battery secure when the throttle is down.

K4 have something on there web site but no picture unfortunately :mad:

T
 
Ali frame top n bottom with S/S vertical studs, standard racing type Battery box.
I would think K4's is similar to mine (made myself) or salmon power sports, or Extreme marine. best dust off ya wallet!
 

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TD gets nice (but simple) coated ones done...i think he said they are usually done for smaller batteries.

maybe we could get him to do em both at the same time and give us the usual "Davis Discount"??
 
Speak to Cyco he makes one that should fit that size battery if not then it shouldn't be a problem for him to make a custom one for you.
 
maybe we could get him to do em both at the same time and give us the usual "Davis Discount"??

Yep I am up for that, :up:

T
 
Sorry I'm not the retail (or trade) type anymore!
 
not the selling type

I seem to remember, many moons ago....when i was a wee'r nippa than i am now!

You had the cheak to ask if "I" worked!

I assume Leviathan has come on at a fair rate of knotts:rolleyes:
 
You can't rush perfection
 
You made a battery frame out of Ali ? how long is that going to last when the battery acid gets splashed on it. However the design has merit so I'll have Portchester Engineering splash it in Stainless :laugh:

To all, advice much appreciated

T
 
terminator said:
You made a battery frame out of Ali ? how long is that going to last when the battery acid gets splashed on it. However the design has merit so I'll have Portchester Engineering splash it :laugh:

To all, advice much appreciated

T

Well as it's done three seasons and still looks new the answer is "at least three years" but then it is alachromed and powder coated, and most importantly, I don't have battery acid 'splashing around' so I may have an advantage over you there.

Why would you expect to see acid splashing about anyways? I can honestly say I've never seen it, but then I do have proper battery boxes :lol:lol:
 
It may be the difference in a £37 towsure battery and those which rather more expensive. I gave up buying expensive bateries years ago cos they don't take the bashing in a rib an dprefer to chuck out cheap ones every other year.

However what make are the batteries ? and how do they breath ? through the fill caps or via one of those little plastic tube things ?

T
 
My batteries are regular 655 truck batteries, and although I've broken a good few plates (internal), I've never broken a case, or had a spillage, but I think this is purely coz they are held exremely firmly by the frame.

if you think your rib dishes out a bashing (as many ribbers do), you need to do a powerboat race in a quick boat! that'll destroy most anything, but a racing style battery box will survive.
 
Johnson said:
.......if you think your rib dishes out a bashing (as many ribbers do), you need to do a powerboat race in a quick boat! .........

'Course my RIB dishes out a bashing ya Nobba, but I'm sure when I learn to drive it proper it won't be quite so feckin' bad... jockey seat with in-built pile cushion.. the must-have accessory for the serious Ribba....
 
Jono said:
jockey seat with in-built pile cushion.. the must-have accessory for the serious Ribba....

Is it common for ribsters to have a shredded and abused ringpiece then?:sex: :sick: (I see you say "Serious ribers only)
 
if you think your rib dishes out a bashing (as many ribbers do

Never done the circuit racing thing, but done enough offshore racing in very small ribs to know what doesn't work, and those plastic battery boxes in the chandlers and recommended to me by the Aladin Cave sales staff :wank: just don't do it for me.

T
 
This is what they look like naked without accessories!!!!
 

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