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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2016, 18:48 

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Hoping to get some help with deciding where to mount my onboard charger.

I got tired of moving my one charger around so I purchased a two bank onboard charger but now I can't decide where to mount it.

My boat is a G3 1860 with a center console.

There just isn't space in the console so it will have to be mounted in the stern near the starting battery.

If I mount it inside the battery compartment, It will be really close to the fuel tank but it will be more protected from exposure.

If I mount it outside the compartment, it will have to go on the transom and will be more exposed but it says it is 100% water proof.

The instructions say to not mount it directly to the aluminum surface so I will be mounting it on a piece of wood that will me mounted to the hull.

Here are some pictures.

I would appreciate any advice or input.

Rear storage compartment with lid closed

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Door open with charger positioned where it would go. Note fuel tank in the bottom of the photo.

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The only other spot that it will go is on the transom.

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You can see that transom is pretty high and would protect it somewhat from waves or splash over. It's waterproof anyway.

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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2016, 19:20 
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Do you have the fiber glass or aluminum G3 console? I have a G3 1556 CCJ with alum console and have a good sized 3 bank charger mounted under it.



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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2016, 19:24 

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RiverBottomOutdoors wrote:
Do you have the fiber glass or aluminum G3 console? I have a G3 1556 CCJ with alum console and have a good sized 3 bank charger mounted under it.



It is fiberglass and there is almost no space in there. I can't see anyway to get the charger in there.


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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2016, 21:00 
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I had my ProSport 12 mounted on the aluminum sidewall of my old boat for years. Never had any problems. Image

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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2016, 21:03 

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jbird68 wrote:
I had my ProSport 12 mounted on the aluminum sidewall of my old boat for years. Never had any problems.

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Thanks for that info.

I'm not sure why they recommended not doing that.


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I don't know. But mine is about 15 years old. Maybe they changed something in the new models.

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Maybe instead of using a board, if you decide to do that, you could use some rubber washers if you don't want it directly on the panel.

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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2016, 21:29 

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jbird68 wrote:
Maybe instead of using a board, if you decide to do that, you could use some rubber washers if you don't want it directly on the panel.

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I've got some 1/4" rubber backing left over from another project, that might just work.

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