Originally Posted by CharlieJ
There are several problems with that battery that you need to know about
1. No OCPD present in any of the B+ wires.
2. Battery is not in a electrolyte containing battery box
3. Battery is not secured from movement.
4. What is the brown residue around each of the fill caps?
I'm not sure what 1 and 2 mean. OCPD=over current
protection device? All of the smaller wires have fuzes that you can't see in the picture. The bigger wire I'm not sure about, but I'll look into it. #3 I know, I'm working on it. Just taking things one step at a time and for right now, the boat
doesn't leave the lake. #4 it's antifreeze
from a leaky hose I just fixed. I know, I know... I need to clean it up, lol.
Back to my original question. I sent that picture to the guy that sold it to me and he said it's an "American 8D 1300." Does that sound right? Any ideas on where I could get some detailed specs on it?