Marine Electrical Issues | Boat Wiring Advice — Marine Electrical Tips and Tricks — Part 13

22 мая 2014 | Author: | No comments yet »
Maxum 2000 SR3

Price was right needs lights

Hello, my name is Chris,

I have recently acquired a 14’ alumuninum boat a rough 1968 model Lone Star.

The boat was FREE, but there is no wiring, All I have is a small 40 pound thrust troll motor for now (detachable from it’s bracket). I would like to set the boat up for both bow mount and transom mount, so when I fish alone I can move and connect it to either position.

There are no lights or wiring on this boat I want to wire the boat for lights front and back and some type of harness or junction front or back to leave available for possible motor later.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

My first boat, love fishing.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Chris

Chris,

This should be a fun DC wiring project. The best part is that you acquired the boat for free. Now you can justify spending some money on your accessories.

Trolling motor connection

In my opinion, the best trolling motor connect on the market is the Marinco Connect Pro System. I would put one of their Connect Pro Plugs on the end of your trolling motor wires and a Connect Pro Receptacle at the bow and the stern of your boat.


Maxum 21

Use 8 awg stranded tinned copper wire as your positive and negative trolling motor leads and install a main circuit breaker as close as possible to the battery withing 7” or closer would be perfect.

Since you will probably only have one trolling motor on this boat, you could run both power leads to the load side of this breaker and only use one circuit breaker.

Wiring Harness and Components

It s important that as you add electrical components, you are careful to wire them properly. Circuit protection, voltage drop, wire size, and wire color are all factors that need to be considered. Taking the traditional approach to this part of the project can be very satisfying, educational, character-building, but also very time-consuming.

If, however, your ultimate goal is to quickly get your new boat safely wired and on-the-water for fishing, you might want to consider a prefabricated harness and panel.

In this case, you would do well to check out EzAcDc. These folks have the exact wire harness and panel with circuit protection that would work on your boat.

Their QuickConnect Small Boat Wiring Harness combined with their QuickConnect Fishing Boat Panel or their QuickConnect Deluxe Fishing Panel would be an excellent combination. You would have all the switches, circuit protection, and wiring for your navigation light, stern light, aerator pump, bilge pump, and even an auto bilge pump switch.

EzAcDc even has a navigation light kit that would work well on your boat. The harness and lights come with DELPHI weather pack connectors that plug directly into each other. They also have bilge pump and aerator kits to completely pimp out your boat.

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