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Old 03-31-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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I'm still waiting until I can take delivery of my 1800mx and I'm planning my third upgrade, a second battery and switch. What size/type battery is in there from the factory and is there room for another of the same or a group 27 battery in the same compartment as the stock battery? I have a deep cycle group 24 and a deep cycle group 27 one of which gets traded in with my old boat so I need to know which to keep for the new boat. Of course, if the group 27 will fit, then I'll keep that regardless of what the starting battery is.

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The battery generally depends on who the boats coming from (dealer fitted)

So long as the battery is 12v and you aren't mixing up the different types you'll be fine to use whatever you please. You may struggle to get the battery in next to the starting battery though.... it's a tight space!
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Sounds like I'll be keeping the group 27 for the new boat then. As long as I can make room for it.
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A second battery is something I've thought about doing for awhile now. Especially now that we're boating in the Gulf instead of a lake/river. There is room next to the original but like BR said, it will be tight. I believe there is room on the starboard side also.
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I think our boats in the UK are different to yours as on the starboard side there is a manual bilge... no way I'd get a battery in my 1800 sr there..

I could get one in the front locker inside the drivers side dash though I guess... do the 1800MX's have that? I've never looked....
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Brit, that's a good question and I'll take a look if I ever actually get to bring the boat home. The MX is smaller than the SR so there may not be storage space there.

Racer2c, I've always had dual batteries in my boats becasue I like to run the VHF, GPS, fishfinder and bilge pump without the engine running and with the new boat having a radio, it's just that much more necessary. Of course the VHF and fishfinder will be coming in the future but since I have the battery and cables, it's cheap and easy to install a switch and battery box now.
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