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Old 06-11-2002, 07:47 PM
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I need two metal battery boxes with lids. Not to be used for bateries but I'm sure they would be perfect. I have weight in the bow(lead shot) and I don't want it to bounce around so I was going to mount a box in each pickle fork and put the lead inside. IDEAS? Otto
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Old 06-11-2002, 08:16 PM
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Hey 36 spectre,
Here is a little rigging trick from the masters.
Use workout weights and mount them through
the center of the weight.
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Old 06-11-2002, 09:03 PM
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Guys two great ides that I have not heard before. OSO never lets you down. How would you go about mounting to the foward bulk head.Otto
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Why not just put two sealed batteries up there- weight off the transom and weight in the bow where you want it.
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Did one job a while back where they did not want the weight to be seen at all in the boat, So I made a simple thick Paste of Resin,cabosil,milled fiber and buckshot Filled the Keel and up the stem knee I shaped it to once again resemble the Hull then glassed over and re finished the area with Interior gel coat. untill this day I do not believe they Know there is 200 pounds of lead in the front of the Boat.

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Too long a run for cables(32 feet to starters)Voltage drop, charging is a nightmare, battery switches and cabling would be a thousand dollars. But thanks forthe idea. Otto
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Steve but it makes it hard to change the weight for sea conditions.
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I was just reminiscing about adding weight when I read the post! If you want a variable use a water tank

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I'm in a hurry and want to do it myself. Probably will put balast tank in over the winter.
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PVC sounds like the trick. You could use that expanding foam to hold it in place and have a removable cap on the end. Would work with water as well.
 
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