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Starcraft27
08-27-2011, 09:36 AM
In order to even out the weight in my boat, I'm moving my two batteries for 24v minn kota from the transom area to underneath the steering console which is the closest I can get them to the bow. Plenty of leg room and I'm not a big guy so its practical for me.

My concern is they will need to be secured and ugly loose wires. I wanted to put the batteries in a secured case (box). I've done some searches for a double battery box or 24v battery box and can't find anything. I've found only 12v boxes and I don't really want two of those with wires running in between. Anybody have any ideas or know of a 24v battery box?

Thanks

ReelJerks
08-29-2011, 08:23 AM
Not sure of your space available, but have a look at these.
Stock Battery Enclosure | Bison Profab (http://www.bisonprofab.com/stock-battery-enclosure.htm?tsid=googleppc&_vsrefdom=ppcgoogle&ex=emdj7c-eep549-hn00b9&gclid=CJuysqL09KoCFRM2gwodMjBM5Q)

You'll have to request a quote.

Edd

AnglingWes
08-29-2011, 09:31 AM
PM sent with some possible ideas. Edd's suggestion may be a better option depending on your budget.

ReelJerks
08-29-2011, 10:09 AM
PM sent with some possible ideas. Edd's suggestion may be a better option depending on your budget.

It always scares me when I read; 'Request Quote'.

Edd

AnglingWes
08-29-2011, 10:26 AM
In case anyone else is interested, here's something I have made work in the past:

....As for a battery box, I also have yet to find a dual battery box specifically for this application, however, I have built a similar setup for a center console skiff. I used a standard dual battery tray with straps to hold the batteries down. You can find them at most auto parts stores online. I found this one right away on a google search. They are available many places, this was the first on the search list.

Amazon.com: DUAL BATTERY TRAY GROUP 27 SERIES: Sports & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.com/DUAL-BATTERY-T.../dp/B000NKGZU6)

I mounted the entire assembly to heavy duty drawer rails I picked up at Home Depot. The rails were fabricated into the sides of the console so that the entire assembly could be slid out of the console enclosure for full access to the batteries and wiring. A hatch on the side of the console concealed the battery assembly out of sight.

In my install, the console was hollow and acted as the enclosure. You may have to build an enclosure around the battery tray assembly for your application. Check out a product called HDPE at Tap Plastics for constructing an enclosure. Its a great product, much like cutting board material, for boat applications.

Here's a link to the Tap Product:

Plastic Cutting Boards: TAP Plastics (http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/category.php?bid=39&)

Let me know if this helps at all.

ReelJerks
08-29-2011, 10:36 AM
Very functional and nice Wes. Price friendly also. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: