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Adding Batteries-Where?

Hi all. I've got a question I've been trying to work out and keep coming up blank. I have an O'Day 35 (same as 34 w/swim platform). I need to add batteries for an extended cruise. I current have 4 #27's, 2 located in the factory supplied mount in front of the fuel tank and 2 located in the deep port side locker. Problem with mounting in the locker is the boat lists to port. I plan to add a 5th #27 for starting battery. Has anyone found a place closer to the center to mont these 3 batteries? Thanks.


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I am cutting 11 inches off of the fore and aft dimension of the fuel tank with a new fuel tank. It will have a 15 gal capacity instead of 30 gal. We will use gerry cans for extra fuel when cruising. The extra space allows more battery space right on the center line.
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Check out the post on the Yahoo O'Day Group about adding a third battery in front of the tank.

I did some measuring and am planning to use this idea to put two Group 27s side by side in the same location.

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