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Boat Wiring Advice #14508360 10/17/22 09:58 PM
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So now that the temps have cooled off I think I'm going to tackle a rewire of the bilge of my Skeeter. The previous owner haphazardly threw wiring throughout the boat and it's a bit of a mess.

I think I'm going to get a fuse box for my electronics instead of having 6+ cables on each terminal of my starting battery, as well as run tined marine wire. Anyone have any helpful tips to make it easier?


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Re: Boat Wiring Advice [Re: wabash2015] #14508382 10/17/22 10:28 PM
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for wire: https://www.amazon.com/Kimbluth-Standard-Automotive-Speakers-Outdoors/dp/B09NKM9MRF/ref=sr_1_10?crid=2213TLT6LWX9O&keywords=tinned+marine+wire&qid=1666045249&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI1LjA4IiwicXNhIjoiNC45MSIsInFzcCI6IjMuOTUifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=tinned+ma%2Caps%2C2189&sr=8-10

fuse block/ground buss bar: https://newwiremarine.com/circuit-protection/

you can find the tinned wire in all gauges, I ran the 10 from a fuse block/buss bar to the front and tied into my stuff.

I would recommend investing in a good solder gun if you don't have one, solder any and all connections that you can, heat shrink crimp connectors for the rest.


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Re: Boat Wiring Advice [Re: wabash2015] #14508975 10/18/22 04:33 PM
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Order fused harness and Perko switch from Sea Clear!

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Re: Boat Wiring Advice [Re: wabash2015] #14509013 10/18/22 05:11 PM
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I like the duplex wire https://www.amazon.com/Ancor-Marine-Grade-Duplex-Triplex/dp/B000NUYBW0?th=1&psc=1 makes for a cleaner install, you can use 14ga pretty much everywhere if you don't want to worry about loads and sizing


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Re: Boat Wiring Advice [Re: wabash2015] #14511485 10/21/22 01:46 AM
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Hopalong,

That hyperlink you tacked up has some really nice looking blocks with bus... For the money they are asking, really good looking stuff man... I am going to be getting me some of the stuff off that site. Thanks for sharing.

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Same here. When I begin the process of removing the transom cancer next month, I'm going to order all new rocker switches from Newwiremarine. Then I'm going to add LED lights underneath the rails and put a light bar up front. Crashing into channel markers at night on the Tennessee River is not a good thing. Not to mention the possibilities of hitting a floater.


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