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Old 09-11-2011, 06:54 PM
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I'm interested in wiring a boat with one of these battery switches and have read some mixed comments here on THT about these switches. Some folks love them and others complain about them easily breaking.

What are the pros and cons. This boat will be exclusively in salt water, rode hard and will stay wet. I'd appreciate your comments.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:32 AM
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BEP in my opinion , stand up company..had a switch go bad from oe setup, called and they sent all 3 replacements N/C.
My mistake was i always spray crc to all componets and new replacements say NO to CRC.
In process of installing 717-100a to friends boat, we just ordered.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:07 AM
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I LOVE the BEP clusters. Easy to install, work really nice. I've never had a problem with them in several installs. Here's how to install:





Here's the same diag. with AC stuff added:

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Old 09-12-2011, 06:06 PM
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Thanks, ordering mine tomorrow. Where is the best source?
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:13 PM
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Thanks, ordering mine tomorrow. Where is the best source?

Pretty sure I got mine from BOE
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:55 PM
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Thanks, ordering mine tomorrow. Where is the best source?
Foreandaftmarine.com $225 + shipping
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:02 PM
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Foreandaftmarine.com $225 + shipping

Thanks Capn, That saved me a few bucks. I ordered it this afternoon. Now I need Birdman to come to Eleuthera to hook it up for me.
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Would love to!!! My buddy owns some property in Eleuthera, he bought it in one of those little small magazine adds, in the back of Surfer magazine 20 years ago. We all laughed at him sending them money....!! Now he owns a cople acres, and the town / roads are getting close to it. Nobody laughing now!!
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Would love to!!! My buddy owns some property in Eleuthera, he bought it in one of those little small magazine adds, in the back of Surfer magazine 20 years ago. We all laughed at him sending them money....!! Now he owns a cople acres, and the town / roads are getting close to it. Nobody laughing now!!
It sounds as if he bought property along Surfers Beach! I occasionally run into people in bars where the Bahamas will come into the conversation and somehow they all own property in Surfer's Beach and they all want to sell it!

I'm in the poor folks section of Eleuthera in Spanish Wells. It's a fishing village where the tourons are few and far between. Fine dining and golf courses are non existent.

When do you want to go?
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He's sending me the lat/long.... will let you know where it is....
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