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#11614547 - 05/20/16 10:07 AM Battery cable question
StormVet Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 175
Loc: East Texas
Has anyone ever takin an original Yamaha battery cable and spliced a new connection on the battery side? My ground has a break in it about 6 inches in the wire, behind the terminal. Any thoughts.

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#11614715 - 05/20/16 11:38 AM Re: Battery cable question [Re: StormVet]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
As long as you use a connector that you can solder on you should be fine.
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#11615081 - 05/20/16 02:36 PM Re: Battery cable question [Re: StormVet]
StormVet Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
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Loc: East Texas
Thanks

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#11615522 - 05/20/16 06:55 PM Re: Battery cable question [Re: StormVet]
Bob Landry Offline
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Thick cable is next to impossible to solder on without burning up the insulation and soldering is not necessary nor acceptable as the only means of a mechanical connection as per ABYC.. Replace the whole battery cable, with marine grade battery cable, tinned lugs properly crimped and the ends covered with adhesive lined heat shrink. Anything less is only a temporary patch and not a repair that will hold up. Doing it right doesn't cost that much.
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#11616520 - 05/21/16 01:14 PM Re: Battery cable question [Re: StormVet]
JesseX Offline
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Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 3753
Loc: Republic of Texas
Been there, done that. Ended up replacing cable for the final fix.

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#11616872 - 05/21/16 06:35 PM Re: Battery cable question [Re: Bob Landry]
Lou r Pitcher Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Thick cable is next to impossible to solder on without burning up the insulation and soldering is not necessary nor acceptable as the only means of a mechanical connection as per ABYC.. Replace the whole battery cable, with marine grade battery cable, tinned lugs properly crimped and the ends covered with adhesive lined heat shrink. Anything less is only a temporary patch and not a repair that will hold up. Doing it right doesn't cost that much.



Good Advice.


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#11633193 - 05/29/16 05:29 AM Re: Battery cable question [Re: StormVet]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3441
Loc: Yantis, TX
Replace the cable if the break shows corrosion at all. Cables can corrode under the protective sheath and once it starts its a never ending battle.

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#11633391 - 05/29/16 09:28 AM Re: Battery cable question [Re: StormVet]
Olhipi Offline
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Registered: 07/14/14
Posts: 208
Loc: Dayton,Tx
Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong! The last thing you want is a bad connection it'll cost you a Starter , or an Alternator trying to get proper Current , to Run , Charge, and Start the Boat. And a spark from a bad connection can cause an Explosion in or around Battery boxes and fuel storage areas. I've seen a complete console blown off a boat in Kemah Tx because of a Spark , Bob Landry was a witness to that too! Scary Stuff.
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