Battery Compartment dimensions

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Battery Compartment dimensions

by AMCarter3 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:57 pm

I'm about to swap my wet cell batteries for AGM batteries. However, my 2006 34' PDQ Powercat boat is a charter boat in a fleet of charter boats here in Bellingham, WA and is out on charter virtually every week for the entire summer (it is very popular). I need to know the exact dimensions of the battery compartment to determine and order AGM's that will fit. Can anyone with a 34' PDQ Powercat tell me what the inside space dimensions are for the house battery compartment.
Mac Carter
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Re: Battery Compartment dimensions

by duetto » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:28 am

hi mac,

roger on teamwork installed agms on his 2005. he's active here but you might want to send him a private message.

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Re: Battery Compartment dimensions

by wrnole » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:49 pm

Mac,

Just in case you don't know, each battery sits in it's own recessed compartment. I didn't know this until I replaced my batteries last year. My boat came with 5 AGM Lifeline batteries and I replaced them last year with the same GLP-24T. Battery dimensions are: L 11.13", W 6.6", H 9.25". Each battery weighs 56 lbs.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Battery Compartment dimensions

by AMCarter3 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:10 am

Richard,

Thanks for the battery dimensions. Where exactly are your 5 AGM batteries located? My battery compartment holds only 4 batteries (wet-cell now).
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Re: Battery Compartment dimensions

by wrnole » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:15 pm

Our battery compartment is located at the entrance to the sliding door, probably the same as yours. I suspect that our 5 AGM's were a special order by the original owner.

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Re: Battery Compartment dimensions

by AMCarter3 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:38 pm

Richard,

Interesting. Let me see if I'm understanding this. You have 5 Lifeline GPL-24T AGM batteries located in the small battery compartment in front of the sliding entry door on your 34' Powercat? What year is your boat? That's amazing that they all fit. Could you please send me a top-down picture of your batteries in the compartment?
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Re: Battery Compartment dimensions

by wrnole » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:07 pm

Mac,

I'm sending you a private message.

Richard

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