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Old 01-24-2014, 06:40 PM
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Do we have any businesses on THT that can help me design an electrical system for my boat?
I'm going to do the install, I'm just electricity stupid and don't know what components, busses, fuses etc..to install where.
Any companies here or individuals I can pay a fee to and help me with the design?
Boat is 1970 whaler. Should be a real simple system.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:44 PM
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Not hard to do. Buy 12 volt bible, read it and then design yourself.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:53 PM
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I would also like a pros expertise on where to mount certain things, etc to make it look slick.
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Where are you located?
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I have a brad new "boat wiring book" if you'd like to buy it. It is a bible.
PM me if interested.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:45 AM
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There are many companies will help you do that for a nominal (or not) fee. If you poat some details and pictures of what you have and what you want, you will probably get all the help you need here for free.
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I would also like a pros expertise on where to mount certain things, etc to make it look slick.
Evey boat is different.
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As a Firefighter - most house fires here are related to bad or old wiring .....On a boat - I wouldnt want to get that wrong....If its complex - I'd hire a pro . If its simple and you think you can do it - buy at least 2 fire extinguishers ......
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:54 AM
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Ok here's what I got. A clean slate whaler project with no wires in it. I'm located in Ocala, Fl.
I want to install some led courtesy lights somewhere.
A sound system of some type.
The boat will have nav lights.
It should only need a small switch panel on the dash. 4-6 switches available.
I will need to run power cables to the motor. The motor is a 2006 Etec 90.
I have to install a battery switch somewhere
A lot of these whalers have the battery under the back bench. I'm thinking of putting it under the console.
A lot of these older whalers also have wires strewn about. I want to avoid that and have a nice clean look
I would like a charger outlet like a cigarette lighter
Not sure if I need one battery or two.
I'm not sure how to run a two battery system. I'm not sure how the panel gets it power. Does one wire power the whole switch panel? What do you do with these bus bars? Do you run one hot wire to it then power other devices off it?
I can run all of the wiring through the tunnel in the floor. Then at the rear there will be a bench seat which covers the hole in the floor where they come out.
Everything else I will install inside the console. Fuses, bus bars, etc whatever is needed.
I've spent a lot of time working on this boat and don't want to flub it up with a sloppy electrical design.
Thank you.

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Here is a simple two battery single engine diagram

http://bluesea.com/files/resources/n...ng_diagram.jpg

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www.bluesea.com is a great resource with how-to's and everything you need to do a good install. I would start there.

For a custom look that would compliment the effort you have put into the boat, www.newwiremarine.com can make custom switch panels with the fuses or circuit breakers integrated into the panel also with custom labels.

www.genuinedealz.com is a good place to get tinned marine wire and heat-shrink terminals at great prices.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:05 PM
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Something like this should be your huckleberry:

http://www.bluesea.com/systems/42/2_...ectical_System
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Nice furniture.
Nice color.
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ABYC marine wiring color code:
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...nal-Tech-Specs
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