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I am taking delivery next week on a new 1652 G3. Prior to the dealer installing the factory vinyl covered aluminum floor and foam, I figured I would have them pre-install a couple wires underneath the floor from the bow to the back of the boat. What gauge wires should I have them pre-install for the following electronics, navigation lights, and fish finder? The boat will be setup for fly fishing with a tiller extension and grab bar, 40/30 jet for river fishing. I will have trolling motor (w/mega down imaging), dedicated lithium batteries, and onboard charger I plan to install in the bow. Any help with suggested # of wires and guage thickness I should tell the dealer to run? Was thinking 2X12 gauge and 2X8 guuge wires. Any thoughts are appreciated.
 

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According to Minn Kota I could use 8awg, but I prefer 6awg for my 24V trolling motor.
 

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Rather than (or in addition to) having the dealer install wires, would it be possible for him to install a PVC pipe (or two) to use as wire run? All sorts of devices that are never thought of initially need wiring.
 

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Rather than (or in addition to) having the dealer install wires, would it be possible for him to install a PVC pipe (or two) to use as wire run? All sorts of devices that are never thought of initially need wiring.
This is the best option.
 

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Rather than (or in addition to) having the dealer install wires, would it be possible for him to install a PVC pipe (or two) to use as wire run? All sorts of devices that are never thought of initially need wiring.
Exactly. Makes it so much easier when you have to change it all out, or run additional wires for other items like LEDs.
 

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For switches, lights, gps, depth finder 14-16 gauge tinned copper. TM 8-6 gauge. Get your own wire and PVC and put it in
 
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The advice to install a rigging tube is on the money ( and make sure it’s a bit bigger than you think you need - you can thank me later…).
For the three items you mentioned #14 tinned copper primary, 16ga wire to each appliance.

For that trolling motor - follow the manufacturer’s recommendations precisely…
 
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