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Old 05-16-2018, 03:56 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 maxum 1800 MX

the battery is loose because the rubber strap screw broke from rust

is there a better solution for the battery box being mounted?

can i drill out the old screw and replace it?

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Old 05-16-2018, 04:24 AM   #2
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I have a 2005 maxum 1800 MX

the battery is loose because the rubber strap screw broke from rust

is there a better solution for the battery box being mounted?

can i drill out the old screw and replace it?

i attached a pic of it

thank you
Welcome to the site.
I replace my battery box and I eliminate that plastic hold down.
I just drive the screws true the battery box and works great.
If you prefer to stay the way is now, here you can buy the best solution:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Boat-Marine...MAAOSwBahU8haj
Good luck.
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you can drill out the broken screw or just move the bracket slightly and drill a fresh hole which is what I would do. Be sure to use some sealer on the screw threads to prevent water intrusion that can lead to rot.
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It's already too far out from the battery box to begin with. It should be right next to the battery box to prevent lateral movement. Drill new holes. You can either grease the screws or caulk them with 3M 4200 to reduce the chances of rusting. Make sure you're using 316 stainless steel (not the junk from the residential box stores).
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thanks everyone. big help
I ordered new ones
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