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Best Battery? 28 May 2018 10:28 #85399

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nothin speciel, i am using a 30w flexible panel (no glass).....along with a charge controller.....so too not overcharge the battery.........

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Best Battery? 28 May 2018 01:41 #85390

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Ok, Neil. Spill the details on your solar charger setup again. I know you've listed it here before, but I can't find it.

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Best Battery? 23 May 2018 17:09 #85238

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sgower wrote: Wayne do you have the plans for these boxes that you can share? I would love to make up a set of these for my Vagabond. You need a couple of small FC logos to put on the box lids...


There were never any formal plans. Just some measurements. We riveted them together. They look like a factory accessory. The second box holds my boat safety kit, boat plug, tools, etc.


I thought that might be the case. I might do the same a RickG and just measure the space to come up with a box dimensions.

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Best Battery? 23 May 2018 03:22 #85227

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sgower wrote: Wayne do you have the plans for these boxes that you can share? I would love to make up a set of these for my Vagabond. You need a couple of small FC logos to put on the box lids...


There were never any formal plans. Just some measurements. We riveted them together. They look like a factory accessory. The second box holds my boat safety kit, boat plug, tools, etc.

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Best Battery? 22 May 2018 12:33 #85200

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What a great way to use the space between the transom braces!

Steve, if Ian doesn't still have the pattern, I started drawing one yesterday when I saw these. This is why I make such glacial progress ...Oh look, a squirrel! B)

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Best Battery? 22 May 2018 02:00 #85193

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Wayne do you have the plans for these boxes that you can share? I would love to make up a set of these for my Vagabond. You need a couple of small FC logos to put on the box lids...

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Best Battery? 20 May 2018 23:24 #85128

I just replaced an AGM that was purchased in 2010, run three years + starting a drag bike then sat two years, transferred over to the Flyer for two more years, it only failed after I let it get pulled down too far.
Starts a high compression 50 HP OMC with ease, weighs 12 pounds.

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Best Battery? 20 May 2018 22:59 #85124

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The patterned aluminium came from a piece of scrap air conditioning or HVAC equipment. Almost everything we make comes from scrap.

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Best Battery? 20 May 2018 22:45 #85119

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Here is the battery I got from Advance Auto Parts. I used it for the first time up at Arrowhead and was extremely pleased with it. Cranked my 40 big twin almost instantly every time. I was nervous about running accessories since it was the first use, but when I got home and put it on the charger it was still in good shape. Next step is to get a solar charger like Neil's and not worry about it anymore.

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Best Battery? 20 May 2018 16:03 #85109

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Wayne, what's the pattern of the aluminum the box tops are made from? It looks a lot like that unobtainable 'ice flower' pattern on our decks and dashboards.
Are you guys hoarding a secret stash of it up there? ;)

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