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jtrezon

Battery retainer block

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jtrezon

Anyone know where to source these three sided blocks to hold a battery box?   

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robtr8

Look home made.  Easily done, by HDPE, cut, shape.

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ORMailbuboater
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Just a thought I know  you did not ask but why not go to a marine battery box?  This one is only ~$12.60 on Amazon (Attwood Standard Battery Box).  Make sure it is sized for your battery.  

 

 

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oldjeep

Even with a battery box you typically have retaining blocks. 

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shawndoggy

If you find someone who has removed a Malibu factory sub “box” it is a great donor for making these. You can use a factory block as a template with a router and just zip them out. Don’t never throw a Malibu sub box away. They may be terrible speaker enclosures but they are made of very nice material. 

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jtrezon

I have a sheet of HDPE and do have battery boxes.  It is not something that is going to keep me off the water.... guess I will just make a few one day.   I’ve used a band saw and router on HDPE before and it makes a  colossal mess!   I still think those were machine made.  

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MLA

They are not molded, if thats what you mean. They are routed out, likely CNC. 

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jtrezon
On 4/24/2019 at 10:00 PM, MLA said:

They are not molded, if thats what you mean. They are routed out, likely CNC. 

I meant “machine shop” made.... certainly not my garage tools.  

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ahopkinsVTX

Did you check overtons.com or westmarine.com?

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MLA

They are in-house made by Malibu 

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Eagleboy99
On 4/24/2019 at 6:12 PM, jtrezon said:

I have a sheet of HDPE and do have battery boxes.  It is not something that is going to keep me off the water.... guess I will just make a few one day.   I’ve used a band saw and router on HDPE before and it makes a  colossal mess!   I still think those were machine made.  

Thanks all 

Use Starboard - way better and easier to machine than HDPE.  Of course you can buy a billet CNC tray and holder for 60 bucks.

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MLA
2 minutes ago, Eagleboy99 said:

Use Starboard - way better and easier to machine than HDPE

You know they are basically the same? Starboard is just a brand name like Kleenex and HDPE is generic "facial tissue". 

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Eagleboy99
12 hours ago, MLA said:

You know they are basically the same? Starboard is just a brand name like Kleenex and HDPE is generic "facial tissue". 

I can only tell you that Starboard cuts and machines MUCH better and easier than run-of-the-mill HDPE.  I suspect because not all densities are the same.

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