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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 20 Jun 2009 04:27 #1

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Like many of us I store extra lines, power cords, oil etc. in the engine compartment. I want to add a small cabinet to the port side of the engine compartment just forward of the #1 battery bank. I am going to screw it down. There are already some screws into the hull in this area to attach lines and the battery bank straps. My question is how deep can I safely go? I am thinking 1/2". Whats safe?


After seeing the guy who used sheetrock screws to attach his carpeting I thought I would consult the board before I got my screw-gun out!

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 20 Jun 2009 05:03 #2

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Hey! You could store your Honda down there.

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 20 Jun 2009 10:23 #3

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706jim;312362 wrote: Hey! You could store your Honda down there.


HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hammer

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 20 Jun 2009 13:45 #4

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tonyiiiafl;312381 wrote: HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hammer

Wasn't it one of the Kipors? Or a Honda Knock-Off?

Yeah..... let's don't get THAT one going again! :hammer


Rick, Questions: Are these going to be heavy items by chance?
Do you really need to store these items in this location?
When I read that you have room just ahead of your batteries, my first thought was: Why aren't the batteries in this location?

I am fortunate to have plenty of storage O/B, but I made every point, and took advantage of every oportunity to move, relocate, shift, or ???? all items in my engine bay................. Batteries forward, WH forward..... anything I could get forward, the more forward the better, IMO.



Just a thought.

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 20 Jun 2009 14:28 #5

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2850Bounty;312400 wrote: Wasn't it one of the Kipors? Or a Honda Knock-Off?

Yeah..... let's don't get THAT one going again! :hammer


Sorry, guys; I just couldn't resist!

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 20 Jun 2009 15:02 #6

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Now that you guys have had your Kipor fun for the day I guess we should get back to his question (which is a good question!). I would not want to try to drive screws into the hull. A better bet would be to glass a plywood mounting block to the hull & drive your screws into that block. The will avoid poking holes in the hull and will actually hold much better.

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 20 Jun 2009 15:06 #7

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706jim;312414 wrote: Sorry, guys; I just couldn't resist!

:D

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 22 Jun 2009 00:16 #8

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Rick,

I agree with you that the batteries should be toward the firewall but thats the way the PO had it setup. Copper battery cables are a little pricey so that relocation is low on the list.

I have some lines, cleaning stuff, small parts etc. that will reside in the three drawers that will go in the engine compartment. I like the idea of glassing the bottom of the cabinet frame in.

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 22 Jun 2009 02:43 #9

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I have the same hull. My boat has 3/4inch screw for the battery hold downs. that includes 1/4 or maybe a little less for the battery tie down brackets. I use an egg crate to hold all of the same stuff you want to store and have never had a problem with it slipping off the shelf.

If that is a real concern why not just 5200 a lip along the edge like a galley fiddle?

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 22 Jun 2009 13:56 #10

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Currently I have a bucket that serves the purpose but was looking for something a bit more organized. I have one of those plastic three drawer organizers sitting in my garage and was going to take the drawers from it and make an enclosure.

If I hit some rough water I want to make sure that nothing goes flying and gets sucked into the alternator belt. I am sure its happened to more than one boater.....

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Storage in Engine Compartment of 2850 22 Jun 2009 17:53 #11

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Similar to Screwloose, I have three egg create type open recycle bins that I used to fill the space on the starboard side of the engine compartment. I tied them to existing mounts on the side wall. I put light stuff in there and the ties are holding up well.

I used to put too many stuff in there like oils and cleaning materials, but I have put most of those in the dock locker now. Rick's suggestion is a good one and I will to see what more I can unload from the boat. I have a sewing maching on the boat now waiting for time to make a cover for the inflatable.

Joe

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