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    I have ordered a BEP 715 battery switch for the 241, and I am curious about any potential issues with an exposed switch (I have always had inside console). I have mentioned new switch panel and moving up console to C-pac area, therefore I am considering options on installing battery switch in area where original switch panel is located.




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    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank


  • #2
    Mine's in the console too but maybe a hinged piece of smoked plexi to cover the shelf?
    \'79 20 175 \'rude[br]Sacramento, CA (Deep behind enemy lines!!)[br]...something fishy this way comes...[br]http://www.westernsteelcouncil.org[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13979

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    • #3
      I wrote BEP and got this back...

      "The 701 battery switch is sealed, so you wont get water intrusion. Not sure if salt water (if applicable) would/could buildup around the knob and make it harder to turn, and you might get corrosion on the studs/nuts on the backside of the switch.

      We have customers that install these switches on RVs outside of the battery box, exposed to the elements. I have not had anyone call me with failures due to water intrusion. However, RVs will be exposed to rain, so you might have a little buildup of salt that might require some maintenance when the switch is exposed to saltwater."

      I am going to play with the switch tonight. Ideally I would mount a piece of starboard where old switch panel was, cut 3 holes in the center for the knobs, and install battery switch on backside of starboard with just knobs sticking out. I would coat the connections with protectant, and clean knobs after each saltwater exposure.
      \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
      \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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      • #4
        chuck, not crazy about that location, have other options?
        David, New Kent, Va[br]



        [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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        • #5
          I have plenty of space inside the console, I was just thinking about easier access and filling a void. That switch panel is going away, and for immediate future it will simply be a hole covered with starboard. I'm seeing more and more new boats with setups similar to what I am trying to do; knobs accessible from outside console.
          \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
          \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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          • #6
            install it inside the console.
            1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
            1985 Mako 20c - sold
            Fort Walton Beach, FL
            http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Sailor


              install it inside the console.



              Why? Is there a reason it needs to be inside console? I know I saw plenty of new boats at the boat show with knobs accessible from outside console.

              I am not set one way or the other, but if there is a valid reason to keep inside I certainly will.
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              \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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              • #8
                What about inside a hatch like this...

                https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/st...ng-storage-box

                or

                https://www.amazon.com/Boat-Glove-Bo...7JYVEA70RCBCK0

                trying to find something to fit in cutout is a challenge.
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                \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by ChuckB


                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Sailor


                  install it inside the console.



                  Why?



                  Because that is not where you install them, just because you have a hole there doesn't' mean you put something in that hole that doesn't belong there.
                  David, New Kent, Va[br]



                  [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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                  • #10
                    This is called a battery switch box and is installed on a leaning post.


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                    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                    • #11
                      Of course I read your replies, I stand by what I said, it doesn't belong there. Finding an example of a switch in a leaning post is not remotely close to putting it front and center on the console. Real estate is very limited and valuable on the console and there are better choices for placement of that switch, but of course it is up to you.
                      David, New Kent, Va[br]



                      [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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                      • #12
                        Chuck,

                        For what its worth I would do the glove box and have them at easy reach. You have the area to use and it is primary the same size. Go for it. If after a season it does not work for you change it.
                        [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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                        • #13
                          Inside the console.

                          Wiring up will be a lot easier.

                          Also 716 includes the Digital Voltage Sensing Relay (DVSR)

                          Which charges the second battery if you dont have an aux

                          Charging wire from the motor.
                          Trey[br]\'79 robalo 256 cc[br]Not moving at all. [br]Mobile, AL

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                          • #14
                            wiring is easier, it looks cleaner, less chance salt water will mess them up, you really don't need to access them when fishing, etc, etc.

                            The box would work fine. Orginially I though you were just going to stick them in the old switch panel and be done. Yes they can be mounted outside but why go down a path of potential problems?
                            1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                            1985 Mako 20c - sold
                            Fort Walton Beach, FL
                            http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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                            • #15
                              Where are your batteries in relation to the hatch below old switch panel?

                              I like the idea of Flush mounting it in that recessed switch panel.

                              The old Seavee I just picked up had the batt switch on the dash in the electronics recess and its very convenient.

                              If I could figure out how to post pics on here Id show ya.

                              Maybe use that panel to make a plug/mold?

                              Much cleaner install than starboard....Meh

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