Can You "Podium" in Powering Up?

Now that the folks in charge have officially rejected hopscotch, video hockey and dodgeball as potential Olympic sports, I’ve got one that I’m pretty sure they’ll like. I think we should make a competition out of the ability to change out trolling motor batteries on a 36 volt system.
 
It’ll be timed, of course, with deductions taken for cursing, hardware dropped into the bowels of your bilge compartment and scraped knuckles. Blowing yourself up or even reaching for the fire extinguisher will be cause for immediate disqualification.
 
Seriously, I spent a good chunk of a recent morning trying to take out my three worn down batteries and replacing them with new ones. I’m pretty sure that my Bass Cat Eyra has a roomier and more accessible bilge compartment than just any other bass boat on the market, but it was still a struggle at times. It didn’t help that the ones I was removing were size 31 AGM behemoths, which weigh as much (and are about as manageable) as a full-grown English Mastiff. In order to get the rear ones out of the battery trays, I had to tilt them up on their sideplates, which meant that I no longer had access to the handle. That left me to grasp helplessly at jello-slick sides as I attempted to hoist them out without damaging the fiberglass or my anatomy.
 
Having gone through this drill before a number of times in 22 years of boat ownership, I was wise enough to create a marking system for the wires and to put them in places where they wouldn’t suddenly disappear when the new batteries were installed, because there’s no joy in suddenly turning a 36v system into an inadvertent, underpowered and unchargeable 24v Frankenstein. That’s easier with the trolling motor batteries than it is with the cranking battery, which has many more wires claiming valuable real estate on the posts. This is a challenge that I don’t see getting any better over the long haul. As we demand more out of our batteries (multiple 12 and 16 inch screens, anyone?) and more out of our bilge compartments (for example, Power Pole pumps) we’re just asking to have to go through this drill more frequently.
 
I’m always a bit surprised and secretly thrilled when I attach the wires and don’t see any sparks because, after all, sharing space with those batteries there are also two gas tanks. I might not be the Michael Phelps or Carl Lewis of batteries quite yet, but I’m no Eddie the Eagle, either.