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    I need to find a place to mount my battery. After switching to water jacketed exhaust it seems I have no good spot for the battery. Where it use to be mounted lost it space to the exhaust going thru the transum. Right now I have it sitting between the rise n drop of the exhaust being held with a bundgie. Any ideas?

    I was think of moving it up under the bow. Anyone ever mount a battery there? How about some pictures of what others have done. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crf311 View Post
    I need to find a place to mount my battery. After switching to water jacketed exhaust it seems I have no good spot for the battery. Where it use to be mounted lost it space to the exhaust going thru the transum. Right now I have it sitting between the rise n drop of the exhaust being held with a bundgie. Any ideas?

    I was think of moving it up under the bow. Anyone ever mount a battery there? How about some pictures of what others have done. Thanks.
    I think this will cause issues. Long cable run for hot and ground cables would not be good. my.02
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    You should have room between exhaust and fuel tank. Make a platform for it to sit on. You may also have more room in front of exhaust immediately behind seats. If you have a bench seat across rear, I think there might be enough space under the seat. But you would have to use sealed battery and vent the area really good.

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    I would mount the battery so as to have the shortest cable lengths as possible to the + starter terminal and ground to engine block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crf311 View Post
    I need to find a place to mount my battery. After switching to water jacketed exhaust it seems I have no good spot for the battery. Where it use to be mounted lost it space to the exhaust going thru the transum. Right now I have it sitting between the rise n drop of the exhaust being held with a bundgie. Any ideas?

    I was think of moving it up under the bow. Anyone ever mount a battery there? How about some pictures of what others have done. Thanks.
    Maybe post pics of ya bilge area....

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    I'd think you would want to keep the weight towards the rear...not sure cable length would be a major issue, as car batteries are relocated to the rear for better weight transfer all the time...

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    well under the bow would be OK especially if you are running a stereo due to the fact you would have to have big cable any way up if you a weight minded guy the cables to run that much amp would be heavy. smaller cables would be OK but the day you it doesn't want to start they could get Farly hot. gel bats would be OK to go under the seat. the place mine is mounted is beside the manifold on a little platform but i was tossing around the idea of installing on of the Rex marine units it bolts to the stringers lifting the batt and mounting between the exaust and beside the pump. send pics for better ideas
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    Thanks guys. The Rex mount may work. Now I just need to find the smallest most powerfull battery.

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    any possibility of under the back seat? have installed a lot of em there, easy to get to especially if a hatch is envolved and need a boost. just a thought, also keeps the weight near the center of gravity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crf311 View Post
    Thanks guys. The Rex mount may work. Now I just need to find the smallest most powerfull battery.
    Powermaster makes a great sealed gel battery, Kinetik also. but with these styly never drain below 8v. it kills the battery. ive ran the powermaster D2700 for a couple years and it is great.

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