Oh shit moment.

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by Surfdoc, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    Stan
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    Well got under the console.. and after removing a very bitchrigged stereo and taking out this much wasted wires.

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    I still have this to work with :(

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    And this in the stern........

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    When am I going to listen to that little voice screaming NO in the back of my head....LOL
     
  2. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    What is the right gauge wire for the main POS feed from the battery to the fuse box ??

    The one in here looks REAL small..

    Thanks.
     
  3. Fishbones

    Fishbones Your wife thinks about ME

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    I would think 8ga would be fine for your rig Stan. Both the Pos and Neg should be the same gauge. Bigger is better so if you want to something bigger go for it
     
  4. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    Thanks Rich.... Gonna pull 8 guage and beef up the circuit board.

    Also plan on changing how he had a battery under the console that was isolated for the Lowrance FF/GPS.

    Now to find a spot for a perko switch on the stern, and figure how to rig a charger to makesure I don't drain both batteries.


    Having said that.... I still feel I'm in way Da fuck over my head.. :D
     
  5. Simon Bon Bowery

    Simon Bon Bowery Lizard Fish Hippie

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    Stan,
    Just rub some Coors light on it and you'll be fine. I like the new skiff.
     
  6. umoa

    umoa silent

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    leave the wires like that and leave the boat for 30mins, some tweeker will probably clean it up for you.
     
  7. invictus

    invictus AVD

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    Stan,

    My boat partner and I had the same look under out boat when we bought it.

    I agree 8GA should carry the load just fine, unless you're running crazy amperes, and also agree a larger wire is better to allow more load.

    After trying to patch here, pull there, we just decided to re pull every piece of wire and replace the battery switch and main selector panel on the center console, so we could be assured it was done correctly.

    Used 12 GA marine stranded wire, soldered & crimped connections w/ adhesive backed shrink wrap. Now, if we're offshore and have an electrical issue, we know where to look for the trouble. Some guys prefer just soldered or just crimped, arguments for both.

    Good luck on the project!
     
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  8. the hook

    the hook Bluesman

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    Call if you want some help, Stan. I am close by.
     
  9. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    Thanks John ...

    Yea Jason.. gonna replace everything. May start with some pro help for main wire and battery switches etc.

    But will have a largecircuit panal under the console.
     
  10. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Inboard Power

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  11. gpomplin

    gpomplin Newbie

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    and stan if bump comes to push I have some black powder toooo...
     
  12. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    Dick...............:D
     
  13. scuba e

    scuba e tool

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    If it makes you feel any better, I get 10 over cost and still put $2300 in wire and switchgear in my sled.
     
  14. furniture 4 me

    furniture 4 me Well-Known "Member"

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    looks like a standard Starcraft rig job. we redid one last year and just cut it out out and started over. good luck and yes 8 ga will work just fine.
     
  15. DaveR

    DaveR Newbie

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    Stan, you sure know how to have fun... :hali_ruahahaha:
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  16. Chipster009

    Chipster009 Newbie

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    We're also in the middle of re-wiring / re-instrumentating our 23' Mako. And yes... Most of the wiring is being replaced.... better than trying to trace the wires in a bird's nest.

    Good luck... and for us, it's the cold Newcastle and Kirin that helps. If you start to see double... then it's time to stop. :)

    Refurbish pics in Boating Discussion: 1987 Evinrude 225 thread.
     

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