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Post by jake » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:21 pm

I am restoring a 17 ft ChrisCraft barrelback and will go from 6 to 12 volt. I know what to change on the engine, bulbs etc but if it will be a boat to be judged what 12 volt battery should be used and where would I purchase. Any help would greatly be appreciated. JAKE { I ALSO HAVE TRIED ANTIQUE AUTO BATTERY NO RESPONSE}

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Re: battery

Post by Greg Wallace » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:51 am

If you're worried about point deduction then don't convert. If not, then get a battery with the highest CCA that fits your battery box and go boating. At some point I believe ACBS rules will adjust and minimize 12 volt conversions on safety grounds. I thought about cutting up a 6 volt battery and overlaying on the 12 volt as a visual fake out.
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Re: battery

Post by jfrprops » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:52 pm

Don"t the car guys get counterfeit batts? One that are 12 but look like 6's?
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