Re: will lead-acid batteries short if submerged?
Don’t know about salt water, but a car in a pool will keep the lights on for 2 hours. Augui Pabst drove a rental car in to the Mark Thomas Inn in Monterrey during the Laguna Seca races on a $100 bet in about 1962, Lights stayed on for a couple hours. In the boat, the salt water will carry some current and unless a sealed battery, will dilute the acid. Mine are on a platform in the transom near the top of the boat with the the top of the battery. Just enough room to slide the battery box cover over the battery.
Last edited by Califbill; 05-20-2020 at 04:48 PM.