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Old 06-14-2019, 05:44 AM
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No deaf as a Haddock but almost. On my last CC with an Opti on the back I was unable to hear the warning "beeps" when 3/4 to full throttle. So I spliced a small 12v trailer running light into the ununciator (sp)? mounted it on the console dash.
I also left the bilge pump on after accidentally one night after switching it on as I left. So my new ride will get 2 new lights on the dash to alert me.
Just thought I'd chime in with this and try to figure out how to light up a 12v bulb when the bilge pump is running. Any one have the answer?
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:05 AM
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The warning light additional to the horn is a good idea.

The control switches on my boat have a light built into the switch to tell you when it is on. They have saved my battery more than a few times. Depending on the type of control switch you have it might be as easy as swapping out the switches and adding a ground for the switch light.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:26 AM
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The warning light additional to the horn is a good idea.

The control switches on my boat have a light built into the switch to tell you when it is on. They have saved my battery more than a few times. Depending on the type of control switch you have it might be as easy as swapping out the switches and adding a ground for the switch light.
Still wondering how to know <visually> that my bilge pump is running
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:42 AM
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You will need to tap into the positive power wire at the pump and run that to the dash lamp. Find any ground inside the panel for the lamp. To tap into the pump power use a butt splice designed for two wires in and one out.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:50 AM
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You will need to tap into the positive power wire at the pump and run that to the dash lamp. Find any ground inside the panel for the lamp. To tap into the pump power use a butt splice designed for two wires in and one out.
My my problem was I hit the manual switched pump #2 and left it on. So that one sounds straight forward. I think when the Wellcraft gets delivered I'll buy a duplicate backup <automatic> bilge pump at the local marine supply and do the wire mods to it then swap it. Not sure if the 222 comes with an auto and manual like the old boat had but it will when I'm done with alert lights for both.
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teach your bilge pump sign language!
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Still wondering how to know <visually> that my bilge pump is running
The switch lights up when it is turned on. When you turn the switch off the light goes out. My switches are easy to see when sitting at the console.
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