that's quite a clever idea to cut your wife's cutting board up. Does she miss the inch or so you cut-off or did you buy her a new one?
I have a 2005 so I have six batteries. I don't think the cutting board is quite long enough and I know some of the newer Alpines have 8 batteries. I think the plastic hold down is a great idea and an alternative to the cutting board is a company called McMaster Carr. They have all types of phenolics, lexans, etc. that you can purchase. You may need to buy more than you need but I think the safety factor makes it well worthwhile.
Great tip, Thank you.
You should add that to Quick Tips and Easy Mods.
Ted & Carol Ulmer
2005 Alpine 34', 34FDDS
2006 PT Turbo pusher