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Old 01-10-2020, 07:56 PM
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I am in the Houston area and I am looking for recommendations for a company or individual to do a complete rewire on my 2001 22’ Pathfinder. And before you ask, yes I have used the search function but couldn't find what I was specifically looking for.
My boat is all original and the wiring is getting long in the tooth and I honestly just dont like the jumbled mess under my consul as well as the faded rocker switches and control panel. I am looking for quality work and am willing to pay for quality over just getting the job done. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
Old 01-11-2020, 12:06 AM
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:20 AM
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Thank you Eloc. I just looked at his website and will give him a call. I appreciate the reply.
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Kenny with YellowSkeeter.com and he’s mobile.
YES!

He has done work for me and it was all good!
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Kevin Nguyen 832-875-0936.

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Thanks Vince. Im going to give Kevin a call also.
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KT, if you dont mind me asking, what work did Kenny do for you?
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Installed new trolling motor, Lithium battery & charger, power pole and 2 Lowrance HDS3 units and wiring in my modified center console.
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Did my 27' CC myself. Not at all that hard.
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rare- but I'm with popeyeiii on this one. almost done rewiring my recent acquisition.
There's no better way to become intimate with your boat, than to start labeling, cutting, stripping, crimping, heating, pulling, re-connecting and labeling your own boat.
I wouldn't do it on a yacht, but 2 to 3 batteries, a couple MFDs, a bilge or two, baitwell or two, some Nav lights and dash buttons...yeah, if you have the time, save yourself a thousand bucks and build some confidence on your rig.
I was intimidated AF on my 1st one, but a couple U/W lights here, a secondary bilge there, adding some dash accessories...next thing you know, buddies are asking you to show them how to do it.
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Thanks KT. Under my console is a mess and it is driving me crazy. I really want to go from using fuses to having a bus bar and breakers.

I wouldn't mind trying to dive into doing the rewire myself but between my two girls and their sports activities during the week and weekend I don't have a free weekend until April. I really want to have it done before then so I can at least maybe sneak off from work during the week.
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Let me ask a dumb question. Can i rewire just under my console, change out rocker switches and dash panels and go to a breaker system from a fuse system without rewiring the entire boat? I also have a couple lights out and my radio isnt/hasnt worked on the boat since i purchased it 2 years ago. Seems there is a short or lose wire somewhere but i cant find it in that jumbled mess.

Forgive me if this is a really dumb question but I have never messed with the wiring system in my boat and electricity and me don't get a long. Lol
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Would suggest calling Rigged right Marine 832-705-5946.


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Originally Posted by Cypressfisherman View Post
Let me ask a dumb question. Can i rewire just under my console, change out rocker switches and dash panels and go to a breaker system from a fuse system without rewiring the entire boat? I also have a couple lights out and my radio isnt/hasnt worked on the boat since i purchased it 2 years ago. Seems there is a short or lose wire somewhere but i cant find it in that jumbled mess.

Forgive me if this is a really dumb question but I have never messed with the wiring system in my boat and electricity and me don't get a long. Lol
No dumb questions in my world...
Yes, you can check/repair/rewire any specific circuit. Changing out rocker witches isn't a rewire.Changing out dash panel (from a wiring standpoint) is simple.
Multi-meter is your friend. turn on switch, start at fuse box (I mean, hopefully fuses have been checked) and check wire to light, etc..
Literally start at your fuse box and chase one wire at a time in both directions. sometimes, it takes a while, sometimes it smacks you in the face right out the gate.
And totally understand...got 10yr & 12 yr here..boat barn time for me is usually my wind-town time after kiddos are off to bed.
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someone with no knowledge of wiring/electricity should not take on this type of project.
hire it done
it will be easier on the guy that has to finish it if you do not rip it apart
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
it will be easier on the guy that has to finish it if you do not rip it apart
That's what I call starting with a clean slate, and might save him some money.

Here is my rewire thread.

2003 266 Rewire | Sailfish Boat Owner's Forum
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Originally Posted by Jeepman View Post
Would suggest calling Rigged right Marine 832-705-5946.


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Thanks TJ.

Currently wiring up a 43' Hatteras, then on to a 46' Bertram dash, a 22 Sea Hunt, and installing a watermaker and a ton of other stuff on a 58' Sportfisher. Somewhere in between I have to try to find time to finish my personal boat (the 28 McKee in the signature). I'm in League City, somewhat local. I wouldn't hesitate to use YellowSkeeter based on some of the photos I've seen. He seems to do a great job and has been doing it mobile for a while now. I see he just recently moved south towards Texas City, so he's down here by me. He's mobile, though, and has a good setup.

I tend to lean towards fabrication that includes the custom installs, but I'm no stranger to re-wires.

We have an in-house CNC, laser, Tig/Mig/arc welding equipment, sewing/upholstery equipment, painting equipment, and most of the tools needed to do just about anything on a boat. I don't do much heavy mechanical work, and I don't do glass work - I'm capable, they're just too time consuming with what I already have going. I have plenty of good references for each. Otherwise, I can probably handle whatever you need.

I'm a Rhodan dealer, Lithium Pros dealer, and certified installer with Navico (Lowrance/SIMRAD). I'm setup to buy wholesale through all of the major marine suppliers. I haven't bothered with Garmin or Raymarine in regards to being a listed installer simply due to time.

I work mostly mobile - but do have a storage shop in Pearland to use as needed, as well as a 20x40 at my home in League City. I don't currently have a storefront...just haven't had the need yet. My biggest issue is I work solo most of the time, with occasional help. So, depending on what I've got going, there may be a few week wait. I may end up hiring a full time helper before too long.

If you're still looking, let me know. If you'd like to try to figure it out yourself, I'd also be happy to help. The best way to know your boat is to do it yourself. You're not re-wiring a space shuttle! Pathfinders are typically pretty simple and somewhat organized, so tracing wires shouldn't be too hard. To be honest, your wires are likely fine, and just need a tidying up.

My Facebook page above has a lot of my examples. You can also see some of our work on Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/riggedrightmarineservices/
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Here's some more:


Bocatech Switch wiring



17' Whaler wiring - tight space!



17' Whaler wiring - tight space!



Lumitec POCO installation (one of the first in the country!)



Clean bilge rigging in my 28' McKee



McKee console wiring - from my 2017 refit. I'm redoing it again as we speak.



McKee E-Box from my 2017 refit. Currently undergoing another update!



Top is a cabinet before I messed with it. I moved all of the associated HDTV, network, and CCTV stuff up into a different cabinet. Fabricated a rack to store the DVRs, etc.



I did a full acrylic dash panel on this one including 3 zones of LED lighting. Hidden fasteners.



Acrylic Panel with Bocatech Programmable switches, and LED backlighting



Heat shrink terminals with heat shrink labels - double protection



Action Craft Coastal dash panel replacement



Bertram battery switch cover



Whaler 17 Dash Panel w/bocatechs



Whaler 17 Wiring junction cover CNC machined



Laser Etched switch covers made in-house



Red laser etched switch cover made in-house



Laser Etched switch covers made in-house with whatever logo you want.



CNC cut custom sized glove box and storage cover



Gulf Coast switch plate



Hatteras 43 Dash Panel



Hatteras 43 Dash Panel - in progress



Hatteras 43 Dash Panel



Kenner replacement panel



Aluminum leaning post and elevated floor for a flounder boat



Carbon switch panel w/bocatechs



Adapting lumitec lighting to a sportfisher using mounting rings designed/machined in-house.



Sportfisher wiring



Sportfisher wiring



Lumitec Lights installed by me



Lumitec Lights installed by me



Lumitec Lights installed by me



Switch panel for my personal boat



Switch panel for my personal boat (I'm currently re-doing the dash on this one)



Robalo storage console for between the helm chairs - designed and machined in-house



Robalo storage console for between the helm chairs - designed and machined in-house



Robalo storage console for between the helm chairs - designed and machined in-house



Robalo Dash make-over, McKee in the back



Etched acrylic baitwell lid


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Shawn,
Very impressive work. I know my little 22’ pathfinder isn't like any of those boats in your pics but I will give you a call as I have several other upgrades I would like to do.
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