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Old 01-15-2020, 12:57 PM
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Default new 24ft bay boat wiring PLEASE HELP

Hi guys,

I am in the process of getting a custom aluminum boat made and I am going to wire it myself. The last boat I had made the wiring job was not up to par.

I have attached a drawing of how I plan to wire everything up, please let me know if I am doing something wrong or if something could be done better.

-wire sizes I plan to use.
- 6 gauge for trolling motor wire
- 4/0 for main battery wire leading to battery switch and bus bar
- 4 gauge from bus bar to amp and fuse blocks
- 14 gauge for wire leading to all accessories

-length of runs
- trolling motor (50ft round trip)
- main battery to bus bar (35ft round trip)



-fuse rating
- all of the accessories plus the stereo amp add up to around 200 amps (this is the reason for the big wire)


thanks in advance for all the help. please let me know if there is any more info needed.

Vince

I made a new Thread with the drawing

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i'll start
batt switch and breakers have no neg
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Originally Posted by brune90 View Post
i'll start
batt switch and breakers have no neg
you are most def correct on that...and I know that too lol
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Why are you putting the batteries in series?
You seem to have a great deal of youthful enthusiasm. You are about to discover there are no "perfect" solutions. Every thing is a compromise. As this is your first foray into the exciting and lucrative field of boat wiring, I wish you a lot of luck.

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Default forums HISTORY as a steady resource

a lot of useful stuff in the forums HISTORY - grab that search engine and have a look - I use the HTruth HISTORY as a steady resource when unknowns are found. More than likely your question(s) has already been posted/resolved etc. Try to deal in specificities in your question and the comunity will respond better.

2 cents - good luck with it - your enthusiasm combined with determination is all it takes to find the resolve(s).
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make sure everything reaches to the very same ground, and look up for what ACR is, battery isolation switches are useful too, secure all the wiring so that they wouldnt vibrate. 50ft round trip makes 25' one way, kinda stressful to carry 50A current continuously that long, either try to get your 3 12v batteries close to TM or make sure you really have a quality cabling over 25'...

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