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Old 09-01-2020, 11:57 AM
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Thought an old Eddie Murphy line might be an attention grabber.

In my CC is this extra battery wire as seen in the pic. Currently stumped by it. The cables are smaller than a normal battery cable. It has that orange cable coming off of it with what appears to be an in line fuse attached. The wire disappears under the CC and I cannot determine where it runs to and am afraid to pull the wire out as I could be missing something. The only battery on the boat is in the transom and it is not attached to that. All items on the boat only run off that battery.

Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

Old 09-01-2020, 12:15 PM
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Well it looks like it goes into your rigging tube where the shifter cables enter so it probably runs back to the bilge and you will find the wire there.
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It could be someone had an on board charger and removed it leaving the wires.
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Use a wire tracer can pick up cheap at harbor freight
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Ding! Hey man, someone stole your battry!
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Originally Posted by Kevinrude View Post
It could be someone had an on board charger and removed it leaving the wires.
Looking at pictures of on board chargers the wires seem to match...meaning the thickness. I'll look again in the transom and see if the ends are there somewhere.

If an on board charger, what would the orange wire be used for?
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Got trim tabs? Bennett powers the tab switch with a orange wire just like that one.
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Originally Posted by Mud Runner View Post
Got trim tabs? Bennett powers the tab switch with a orange wire just like that one.
No tabs.
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was maybe a second battery for a windlass or a trolling motor?
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Originally Posted by YachtClub View Post
was maybe a second battery for a windlass or a trolling motor?
No indications of trolling motor and boat is 17', so no windlass. Getting out to the boat tomorrow for some other work and to further investigate. Will definitely post an update on what I figure out...if anything.
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what brand boat? trolling motor or winch power cables?
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Originally Posted by Shin-Dig View Post
what brand boat? trolling motor or winch power cables?
2002 Sea Hunt Triton 172. No to both.

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I say we go git the motherfu**er...

It might have been for a small battery to keep helm electronics from rebooting during engine starting.
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Looks like a bilge pump circuit.


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Thanks for all the input. Looks like I have some time on my hands to really dig into it, since I can't get the boat to start now. Whole other story and thread.
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Looks like direct bilge Pump unhook up . What is size of fuse ?
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Consensus seems to be bilge pump...which I do have two, plus the float switch. So if the extra bilge pump ran off of a second battery, what would the orange connector be for? I'll get to it on Saturday and give an update on what I find. Given my recent luck though.... Thanks!
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Both are hot wires. Since they both have inline fuse under the caps. . Dont think it is for a on board charger ,there no ground...
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Ground, red and orange wires appears all taped and routed together. Should be easy to identify them wherever they go.
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It looks like the always hot circuit for the automatic bilge pump floats. Should be 15 amp or so fuses). If you flip your float up and the bilge pump comes on then you know this is something else (assuming you have your battery switch turned on).

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