Oct 12, 2021, 10:15:49 PM10/12/21
I’ve heard that sometimes projects go as planned and are easy. Those projects must not be sailboat projects…
After putting it off over the summer, I finally started my starter battery installation, which will include installing a battery monitor. For my install, I’m placing the battery in the port side storage locker.
However, today I was planning to pull my batteries to gain access to the area behind them and ran into 2 problems:
1) The batteries appear to be leaking. I assume this is because they’re old and failing. My battery charger seems to be working as designed, and the batteries are old (mfg 2010). Putting in new batteries was not a part of my plan for this project, but that may be the case.
2) Th compartment for my batteries appears to be glued in? It seems solidly secured, and doesn’t budge. I assumed it would pop out when the batteries were removed.
Can anyone confirm the battery compartment situation. Has anyone had theirs out, or done a mod to get better access to the area outboard of the batteries?
Also, are there any hidden access, like underneath the floor boards?
When installing a new starter battery, has anyone used a parallel relay? I’m planning to run my starter battery to the 1 position of the battery switch, and hook both house batteries in parallel to position 2. I was planning on not using a relay until I started reading about them today.
I was also planning to run a new line from the charger (Charles 30A) to my new 27 series. See any issues with this?
I think that’s it for the moment. Thanks in advance for your help.