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Proper electronics grounding

Old 03-20-2003, 07:31 AM
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just got my new 35' towed down from maine and was going through some of the wiring they did on her for me. the boat has a main ground plate on the stern, with copper bonding running from that, through the rudder post and up to the engine block. the batteries are ground to the block here, also. for my electronics, i see that for the green ground wire coming off the electronics, they have run these wires to a bus bar, and that bus bar then has a wire running from it down to the same point on the engine block. i was wondering if the green grounds should actually be run to a separate grounding plate. i'm especially curious since when running, the plate on the stern is out of the water and i'm wondering how effective of a ground it is at that point. i was thinking about putting another grounding plate through the bottom of the boat. thoughts?

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Old 03-20-2003, 09:52 AM
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The way they are run with everything tied together sounds ok, but I agree having the plate on the stern rather than the hull seems to defeat the purpose. Maybe you could get them to move it for you?
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