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#11655791 - 06/08/16 08:37 PM battery charger advise please
pmnitro Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 47
Loc: Tyler, Texas
Need some help please. I want to install a battery charger on the flat bottom boat. Need to charge max 2 - 12v batteries. One in front and one in the rear. Boat stays exposed to the weather. There is a console so the charger could mount underneath to keep direct rain away but it will still be in a exposed environment. suggestions? Thank you in advance.

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#11655997 - 06/08/16 09:34 PM Re: battery charger advise please [Re: pmnitro]
fe1 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 348
Loc: Texarkana
I have a MinnKota 210 and it was exposed to the elements for 2-3 years before getting the boat under a covered shed. Had it for several years now with zero problems.

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#11656595 - 06/09/16 08:58 AM Re: battery charger advise please [Re: pmnitro]
grout-scout Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 5415
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Make sure you read the directions in their entirety upon installation, some chargers have to be isolated from the aluminum boat (piece of rubber or wood between the 2 surfaces).


I assume it's a aluminum boat since it's flat bottom, if not then disregard.


Edited by grout-scout (06/09/16 08:59 AM)

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#11656882 - 06/09/16 11:07 AM Re: battery charger advise please [Re: pmnitro]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1049
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Onboard chargers are fairly water resistant, mine is in the back of the boat and gets wet often, but not submerged, still works fine for over 6 years now.

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#11658349 - 06/10/16 05:49 AM Re: battery charger advise please [Re: pmnitro]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1998
Loc: Arlington
My minn Kota has been submerged twice and still works fine. Shouldn't have a problem with what you are describing

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#11664310 - 06/13/16 12:43 PM Re: battery charger advise please [Re: pmnitro]
HOTCHOPS777 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 19
Loc: Tyler/ East Texas
What Length is the boat? The only problem I could see is the charge lead's lengths. Splitting to go to the front of the boat may be a problem without mod then you run into warranty issue. For what ur doing... Id just go with a dual charger by bass pro or cabelas.

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