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gerg
03-26-2012, 12:46 PM
I need to add 12V power to my cockpit for some electrical gear. I've seen some nice, waterproof outlets on boats but can't seem to locate them.

Basic spec's should be for 12V (2 wire), up to 80 amps, with water tight cover on receptacle and plugs that can be wired onto power cords.

All I've found are some small perko deck outlets which are really too small for 2 guage wire.


mwardncsu
03-26-2012, 01:15 PM
I first read this and thought you were talking about a cigarette outlet type plug and saw the 2 ga / 80 amps :o

Not sure how much space you have to allocate to the plug, but there are a variety of trolling motor plugs that would probably serve your need.....

Could not find the current ratings, but I know they get uses on Trolling Motors with AMP pulls at least around 50-60A or larger
http://www.marinco.com/product/receptacle-amp-bracket
http://www.marinco.com/product/1224v-trolling-motor-plug-male

The Battery Tender is rated at up to 100A continuous. It is a little bulky and the cable routing may not be ideal.
http://batterytender.com/marine/battery-connector-black.html

gerg
03-27-2012, 06:05 AM
Thanks, but none of those seem to be what I need. Still looking.....


Clam_Alert
03-27-2012, 07:17 AM
This will get you to 6 ga, but amperage rating is not specified. We use them for lighter duty than 2 ga/80 amps, but they are well built and corrosion free after several seasons with just a little coating of dielectric grease.

http://www.marinco.com/product/connectpro-receptacle-plug-and-6-gauge-adapter

mwardncsu
03-27-2012, 07:30 AM
gerg - I'm curious - what are you plugging into the dash that requires a 2 ga / 80A source?

gerg
03-27-2012, 08:13 AM
One of the things I'm going to be using is an electric bandit reel. Under heavy loads the mfg recommends 2 gauge wire and a 60 amp breaker. It's almost the same load a windlass would put on it.

offshore3144
03-27-2012, 08:36 AM
I have Marincos for my Krystal but they wont handle 2ga 80 amps. Look at the Hubbell line of plugs.

gerg
03-27-2012, 08:53 AM
Hubbel has one to 35 amps. Might have to go to a different motor (1hp vs 1/4) and possibly hardwire to a block (or use commercial power connectors).

Birdman
03-27-2012, 02:40 PM
Wow, that will require a BIG plug!!

Are you using the "reel" to winch in other boats, or fishing???

gerg
03-27-2012, 05:33 PM
Funny you ask. It will be used to pull in a bird. The bird weighs about 25-30 pounds. It's used with a greenstick.

Birdman
03-27-2012, 05:42 PM
Maybe your going to powerful for the application??? Most of the offshore "birds" only weight about 4 or 5 lbs max!! They look alot heavier, but that is mostly due to all the feathers making the body look bigger then they really are.

PS- Why are you pulling in the birds, anyway? How do they taste?

:grin:

wingless
03-27-2012, 05:42 PM
The Anderson Power Products Multipole Connectors (http://www.andersonpower.com/products/multipole-connectors.html) are offered in lots and lots of configurations, sizes, colors and options.

A quick check shows the 120A SB120 (http://www.andersonpower.com/litlib/files.html/download/145) will accept the 2AWG wire.

wingless
03-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Why are you pulling in the birds, anyway? How do they taste? Like chicken.

finadict
03-27-2012, 08:19 PM
how about a plug and receptacle from a powerwinch trailer winch they have a 60 amp breaker?

gerg
03-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Maybe your going to powerful for the application??? Most of the offshore "birds" only weight about 4 or 5 lbs max!! They look alot heavier, but that is mostly due to all the feathers making the body look bigger then they really are.

PS- Why are you pulling in the birds, anyway? How do they taste?

:grin:

Ahh, grasshopper, those are bay birds. I'm talking about an offshore bird.....

http://www.alltackle.com/abaco_greenstick_diagram.jpg

Green Sticks were introduced to Hawaii in the early 80's by the Japanese, these commercial trolling "green sticks" are tremendously successful not only in Hawaii, but also off the east coast of the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama, and Mexico. The generic from "green stick" (the color of the original brand of sticks introduced into Hawaii at the time) has been applied to all heavy-duty fiberglass and carbon-fiber (graphite) sticks used in this type of fishery. The green stick is used to elevated and tow a 20-30# wooden bird up to 400 yards behind the vessel. The bird serves two purposes; (1) keep the main line taut (a key component to the action of the lures), and (2) act as a teaser to attract fish to the surface. Dangling from the mainline between the boat and bird are 4-10 drop lines with artificial squid lures that dip in and out of the water (the lures are not as effective if simply dragged along the surface, since the danglers mimic flying fish). Hard striking tuna have been known to launch themselves a full body length out of the water in an attempt to devour the irresistible jumping squid lures. When hooked up, the mainline releases from the green stick by breaking the tagline, is reeled in by hand or by electric or hydraulic reels. An inflated poly ball is used to float the bird and is positioned behind the bird.

It's commercial fishing gear I'm adapting for recreational use. The green stick itself will be 35 feet tall. The bird is being custom built and will easily be 30 pounds.

gerg
03-28-2012, 10:56 AM
The Anderson Power Products Multipole Connectors (http://www.andersonpower.com/products/multipole-connectors.html) are offered in lots and lots of configurations, sizes, colors and options.

A quick check shows the 120A SB120 (http://www.andersonpower.com/litlib/files.html/download/145) will accept the 2AWG wire.

Those look pretty neat. I might be able to do something with those. Tx.

wingless
03-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Those look pretty neat. I might be able to do something with those. Tx. Glad to help. I've used them before, both as dangling connectors or using their panel mount brackets.

Ethan
03-28-2012, 04:58 PM
Greensticking is Comm/CHB only. 10 gangions or less

gerg
03-29-2012, 04:59 AM
Greensticking is Comm/CHB only. 10 gangions or less

NMFS has a bulletin out. It's ok for rec as long as you fight the fish from rod and reel. No fixed hooks that aren't on a rod/reel.

caltexflanc
03-29-2012, 07:05 AM
The Anderson Power Products Multipole Connectors (http://www.andersonpower.com/products/multipole-connectors.html) are offered in lots and lots of configurations, sizes, colors and options.

A quick check shows the 120A SB120 (http://www.andersonpower.com/litlib/files.html/download/145) will accept the 2AWG wire.

X2.

http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Quick%20Connect%20Plugs/

Birdman
03-29-2012, 12:07 PM
I use the anderson plugs on the front of my truck (directly connected to the battery). I have a 25' jumper cable (2 gauge) with another anderson plug on one side to plug into the truck, and regular jumper cable alligator type clips on the other side to jump people with (or jump myself off their battery).

I also have a trickle charger in my garage, and I cut off the little aligator clips on it's end, and installed another anderson plug. So to plug my truck in to charge, I just plug in the anderson plug, and turn on the trickle charger.

They are great plugs. Only go in one way (the correct way), there is no male/female, they just get reversed to attach, they are strong, you can install handles on them to make them easier to plug/unplug, they are big gauge and you can get them for smaller gauge...

Here a cool site that lets you custom order Anderson plugs with cables attached to your specs (lenghts, gauge, heat shrinked....).... lets you build it and shows an image of what your building...


Pick your size, color, style, type of cable, adapter(if you wish), lenght of cable...:
http://www.powerwerx.com/adapter-cables/design-build-your-own-custom-cable.asp


http://www.powerwerx.com/anderson-powerpoles/powerpole-sets/


.

Birdman
03-29-2012, 12:10 PM
PS, you want the SB series plugs (2nd row on the custom page...). ;)

Ethan
03-29-2012, 05:10 PM
NMFS has a bulletin out. It's ok for rec as long as you fight the fish from rod and reel. No fixed hooks that aren't on a rod/reel. NICE!!! Must start riggin at once! Thanks for that.



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