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Old 03-28-2021, 08:57 AM
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If you go to a Walmart or an auto parts store and buy new batteries they will install them for you and take the old ones for the core charge.
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:02 AM
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Had shoulder surgery a few years ago. Asked my neighbor to give me a hand getting the batteries in. He also washed and waxed the boat and cleaned up the interior.

Just ask for help.
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:10 AM
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Where do you live? if your close by I'd be glad to drop them in for you.

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Old 03-28-2021, 10:19 AM
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Get a block and tackle, or a cherry picker and have a box with a flexible handle on it that is a bit larger than the battery.

When you either need to install or remove the batteries - either use the cherry picker or the block and tackle to lift and or move the batteries as required.

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Or better yet, hire a neighbor teen ager or other strong friend to do the heavy lifting for you.

Unless you want to spend $3000 for Lithium batteries that are 1/2 the weight - the use of a hoist is a good solution to the problem.

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https://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-...ane-61858.html

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https://www.harborfreight.com/gambre...ist-99758.html

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If your batteries have a flange on the top edge, perhaps you only need the assistance of this - or to work with a lifter hoist:

https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-57850-B...6944606&sr=8-1

Or, perhaps this carrier used with both hands and or you could hook it to a lift for easy connection to your battery:

https://www.amazon.com/Z-Red-S520-Ba...944606&sr=8-16
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:23 AM
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p.s.
I have a chain hoist and a few loops of chain around rafters in the garage.

I use the hoist and garage rafters all of the time to help with lifting chores.

take care
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:26 AM
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The boat dealer where I buy my batteries installs them free of charge.
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Old 03-28-2021, 12:36 PM
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Yep. I changed out 5 31 batteries last week. Used a couple kids and they took out the old ones and placed the new ones in the boat. Best $20 spent yet.
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Old 03-28-2021, 03:12 PM
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Your setup is probably like mine. A battery under each console and one in a rear center compartment. I had a shoulder surgery which failed, so nothing is easy as I'm also in my late seventies. I could ask my son for help if I want to tee my DIL off.probably not a good choice. lol
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:38 PM
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REW has the right idea. A hoist installed in the rafters of your garage/shed would solve the problem without having to ask for help. Plus the hoist would come in handy for other chores, like lifting the end of your lawn tractor or lifting something heavy into the bed of your truck.

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Old 03-28-2021, 09:15 PM
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I have a chain hoist in my garage rafters. Works well for taking the heavy slider fifth wheel hitch out of my pickup. I would think some kind of extension attached to my 2 ton floor jack would work well to lift the batteries under my consoles and roll roll them out.
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