Need some input on re-wiring

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by TomFL, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    I'm going to be re-wiring the tunnel hull here in the next few days, and the nice thing about this hull is it's a pretty basic re-wire. No fancy gauges, engine management systems, doppler radar, etc.

    I only have 6 things I need to run power to:

    Anchor/running lights
    A pair of bilge pumps (one in each side of the tunnel)
    Trim tabs
    Baitwell pump
    Depth finder/GPS
    12v outlet

    I've heard a lot about Blue Sea Systems but can't remember if it was good or bad stuff so I'd like an opinion on their goods if anyone has used them before before I pick anything up.

    I'm thinking along the lines of the blue sea systems # 5025 as a terminal http://bluesea.com/category/5/21/products/5025

    Using 16/2 wire to run everything out from the terminal block, and a 10ga from the battery to the block, fused in line of course. My longest run will be from the terminal to the bow lights of course, at maybe 15' max.

    Anyone have any input on my wire gauge choice before I dig into it?

    -T
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Find that calculator at minn kota

    Amperage-voltage-resistance-length

    works for small gauge wires also   ;)
     

  3. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Funny, I was just on there yesterday and notice two things about that table when rigging a trolling motor:

    First, the table is danged hard to find, and second they don't give you the amp ratings for any of the motors!

    What good is the table if you can't find it and don't know the amp rating of the motor you're installing?!??!

    -T
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    here, try this link, it's a graph

    www.westmarine.com/pdf/MarineWire.pdf

    note: 2 different graphs for different types of service
     
  5. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    Hint: remember to use marine grade=insulated stranded wires wraped w/ a secondary outer cover ;)

    thanks for a new fav. for my boat links

    k