Join Date: Apr 2006
Thanked 173 Times in 170 Posts
Rep Power: 12
I figured, if they used lag bolts and blew themselves up at the dock, I could save them from a painful slow death at sea, so I'd really be doing them a favor, right?
Actually the problem with breakers welding, is that if you drop a wrench across the cables, or something chafes through and grounds, THAT'S when you get get the dead short close enough to the battery to pull 3500+A and weld a breaker. I learned that while I was shopping for breakers, and one of the nice folks who makes them told me "Uh, you really want a fuse for that". Go figure.
Now, if you use really big LONG lag bolts and an air hammer to install them, you can skip those pesky extra battery hold-down straps, and just bolt the whole thing to the outer hull in one shot, can't you?
This is why WalMart stopped selling them home knee-you-clee-er hot water heaters with the rotissery spit attachments, isn't it?