Boat Name: Nautigirl
Model/Year: Catalina 22
Hailing Port: QDNYC, N. Kingstown, RI
05/27/2005 8:23 PM Pacific Time
Considering adding a second battery and maybe relocating the original as well. I see some folks here have as many as 4 batteries and some use group 27's. Where do you put them? How are they mounted? Thanks, RT
Boat Name: Sweet Misery
Model/Year: Catalina 22 1988
Hull No. 14319
07/03/2005 7:23 AM Pacific Time
Has anybody built a battery holder or moved the battery location on early model catalina 22 prior to 1980. Looking to receive information for a friend.
Huber Heights, Ohio
Boat Name: Spindrift
Hull No. #8717
Hailing Port: Buck Creek, Ohio
07/03/2005 3:01 PM Pacific Time
I moved the battery forward into the v-berth on my '79. There are two accesses. One is lined, the other is open to the hull. I used the open one. I epoxied a peice of wood to the hull, then attached a battery box with screws. I also attached the strap retainers that come with the battery box. The batter sets in the box and the stap holds it all together. It centers the weight and moves it forward. I ran the battery wire aft along the side between the internal lineing and the hull. I also added a fuse at the battery just in case of a short.
07/04/2005 4:11 AM Pacific Time
"Upgrade, Repair, Restoration and Refinishing Projects"
Scroll down to and click on:
"Installing a Second Battery and Four-Way Switch"
Hope this helps and answers most of your questions.
Chip Ford --
1974 Swing Keel "Chip Ahoy" #3282
Chip Ahoy website: www.chipford.com
Boat Name: Magnificat
Hull No. 473
Hailing Port: Belleville, IL
10/20/2006 11:46 AM Pacific Time
Chip, you did yours the same way that I put a second battery in Magnificat. A little skill with fiberglass resin and matt goes a long way. I am looking into adding a solar charger to my system and think that the best way to do that is to get a flexible one and lay it on top of the bimini during the day. I am struggling with this if anyone has any suggestions.
Boat Name: Shady Deal
Model/Year: Catalina 22 1979
Hull No. 8940
Hailing Port: Lake Lanier Ga
01/07/2011 12:07 PM Pacific Time
My 1986 C22 did not have a cooler for the companionway step. After shopping for a couiple of weeks with no luck I decided to move the battery from the starboard hatch in the stern to the coolers location. I put a piece of plywood the hieght of the seat in front of the winch with room for 2 group 27s side by side. Then I made a lid hinged to the winch cover. Now there is room for the 2 batteries, a switch, an inverter and a charger in the same space as the cooler used. The stepdown is much more stable. Battery access is way better. Boat balance is better. Cooler is under the vberth.