Not a real DE but a battery swap on a Sabre 38

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  1. Diesel Jerry

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    Welcome to my world, starting batteries on my Sabre 36MKii are a bitch to get to.
     
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    Yup 2 group 31 AGMs at 67lbs a piece. Me @ 40 6 foot 245lbs and a hernia. I got it done but damn didn’t I hurt.
     
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    Mine are flooded Group 31's. I have some boards that I put down to slide them out on.
     
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    What brand batteries are they?
     
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    LifeLines. I only use either Lifeline or Trojan batteries.
     
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    Mine are not that tough actually. Impressed with the room over the top of the engines and the exhaust set up though. Nice piece of wood to drag them on really helps but this is tight!
     
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    I went under the exhaust and forward around the front. Took both the old ones out then put new ones in. Fired up the engines to make sure they started and charged. Then fired up the generator to make sure the echo charger did it’s job.
     
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    Outboard of my engines there is almost 2’ wide x 4’ 8” or so in height but getting there is a bit of an adventure. I can fit ( 6’2” 230) but not in clean clothes. I often think I should replace the straight leg of wet exhaust hose with a couple silicone hump hoses and a length of fiberglass so I could just remove it easily and “crawl in like a gentleman”
     
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    Is that all :). Try 11 AGM 31's. Did it 2 years ago. Ouch!

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