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Rewiring questions for 31 Bertram

Old 03-31-2003, 06:44 AM
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Default Rewiring questions for 31 Bertram

Just got the boat back from NC where a pair of Cummins 6BTA 300hp diesels were installed. Now we have started to rewire my 31 Bertram this weekend. We have 3 batteries...all 4D's. Starboard and center battery are wired as 1 and considered a house battery. Port battery is for cranking. We have a usual switch that will allow to crank from port, starboard or all. When running the starboard and center battery is seen as 1 by the alternator and we will draw from this bank of batteries for electronics, lights, stereo, etc.

Figure we will run 1 gauge wire from battery to new Blue Seas electrical distribution panel that will be mounted in the cabin. Need to find out what gauge wire to run from panel up to the bridge bus bar where electronics will be wired. Also, where can I find the color coding chart.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

--JK
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