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boat wiring

Electrical tech discussion - Custom stereo installations, gauges, wiring, GPS, etc...
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boat wiring

Post by YDOC462 » Jan 19, 2012 7:03 pm

question: is it better to use a manufactured boat wiring harness or just wire everything from scratch?


im starting from a blank slate, need to wire gauges, nav lights, interior lights, bildge pump, fuel pump, etc.

any suggestions on a particular harness?
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Re: boat wiring

Post by varmint1 » Jan 19, 2012 8:03 pm

Myself I like to wire everything that way I know how long or short to make the wire, but that's just me. Have you gotten your top hull painted?

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Re: boat wiring

Post by 77viper » Jan 19, 2012 8:31 pm

You will have to make it, there isn't anyone making them aftermarket.
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Re: boat wiring

Post by YDOC462 » Jan 19, 2012 8:36 pm

http://www.ezacdc.com/Scripts/prodView. ... roduct=228

i ran across this just browsing, wasnt sure if it was something that would make life much easier or wouldnt work or cause headaches.

i like the idea of doing it myself, making a list now of proper awg wire to use
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Re: boat wiring

Post by 77viper » Jan 19, 2012 8:46 pm

That's kind of cool, I can see where that would be handy.
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Re: boat wiring

Post by YDOC462 » Jan 19, 2012 8:49 pm

only problem is no 2 boats the same i wonder if you'd end up cutting it to pieces
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Re: boat wiring

Post by Rut311969 » Jan 20, 2012 12:04 am

This is why when I cut up aboat for the junk pile usually a big crusier I keep all the wiring for future use . :up: It comes in handy . I like the looks of the link you posted thought might work in the boat Im working on next.

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