texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Richard Garison, Stephanie Sisk, BrockW08, Kruppa24, Obiru
111522 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 92,124
hopalong 82,373
Pilothawk 78,938
John175☮ 73,985
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 63,233
Bigbob_FTW 60,422
Tritonman 58,793
Mark Perry 57,605
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics764,371
Posts9,615,248
Members111,522
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Need help from wiring gurus #13315654 10/18/19 05:49 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,843
P
parttime Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
OP Offline
TFF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,843
I'm going to be rewiring the center console on my boat. It is currently a mess with wires going everywhere. What is the best way to label wires so they are easy to identify later?

Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: parttime] #13315729 10/18/19 07:41 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 8,856
J
JIM SR. Online Crying
TFF Celebrity
Online Crying
TFF Celebrity
J
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 8,856
spring loaded wooden clothspins for wires..you can write right on the wood. $2 a bag.

Last edited by JIM SR.; 10/18/19 07:44 PM.




Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: parttime] #13318930 10/22/19 01:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,282
Gamblinman Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,282
They make zip ties with a label you can write on with a Sharpie marker. I've used colored clothspins before...colored coded that way.

Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: parttime] #13318966 10/22/19 01:46 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,117
T Bird Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,117
Theirs a bunch of different methods. Goggle “wire labeling methods” and select the one you feel will work best for your project.


[Linked Image]
Alumni 1985-1989
Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: parttime] #13338728 11/11/19 03:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 82,375
hopalong Online Content
Pumpkin Head
Online Content
Pumpkin Head
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 82,375
first off, color code your new wires, red hot, black ground etc. and keep a list of what is what. label breakers as well (spray your list with some clear lacquer to make it waterproof).

take a lot of pictures of new wiring in case any get messed up later.

duct tape tabs are good, use a sharpie. you can use the little key tags and tape them to the wire,




lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: parttime] #13339938 11/12/19 04:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 7,599
F
Fishin' Nut Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
F
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 7,599
Good luck. If it is anything like my 96 Wellcraft was, it will be a challenge. Looking underneath at mine when I installed my Helix 9 was like looking at a bowl of spaghetti.




Kirk Long (Kikr) March 4, 1959 - June 19, 2009
I guess the Lord needed a fishing buddy more than me.
Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: parttime] #13339957 11/12/19 04:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 11,396
Cast Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 11,396
Take your time and do it right. Make a schematic first documenting wire colors and sizes. Use fiberglass loom to construct the harness, then lay it in and connect/replace one wire at a time and test after each wire is replaced. Go slow and you’ll be fine. Vantex in Fort Worth will have everything you need.


Cast


[Linked Image]

I have a short attention spa
Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: parttime] #13340163 11/12/19 07:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,141
G
grout-scout Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
G
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,141
Here’s how it’s supposed to be wired.


[Linked Image]

Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: grout-scout] #13344093 11/16/19 09:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,843
P
parttime Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
OP Offline
TFF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,843
Originally Posted by grout-scout
Here’s how it’s supposed to be wired.


[Linked Image]

Thank you for this!

Re: Need help from wiring gurus [Re: Fishin' Nut] #13344095 11/16/19 09:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,843
P
parttime Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
OP Offline
TFF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,843
Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
Good luck. If it is anything like my 96 Wellcraft was, it will be a challenge. Looking underneath at mine when I installed my Helix 9 was like looking at a bowl of spaghetti.

Exactly what it looks like.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3