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bang4dabuck posted 09-03-2002 01:50 AM ET (US)   Profile for bang4dabuck   Send Email to bang4dabuck  
Could anybody point me in the right direction on this. The boats a 68. It had been sitting uncovered for several years. While the hull seems to be in good shape, the wiring harness needs to be redone. I'm not really knowedgeable in this area but I figure if i get pointed in the right direction I'll be able to figure it out. There is not much on there: ignition, trim motor, cigarrette lighter receptacle, engine pressure gauge and another one I can't remember battery or tach and lighting (bow light not sure how that is wired and stern was a juryrigged set up not sure how I want to handle this) I'll be going handheld on the VHF and GPS but installing a Lowrance X-51 depthfinder. I also wouldn't mind putting a CD player on her but thats another can of worms. Most of this stuff is disconnected or broken on the stern end of the harness but is still connected and in good shape under the console. If anybody could refer me to a posting or website so I can make my own harness and get the right wire to the right place. thanks.
jstachowiak posted 09-03-2002 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     
Just tried to send a wiring diagram to you, but your Yahoo address came back not deliverable.
bang4dabuck posted 09-03-2002 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for bang4dabuck  Send Email to bang4dabuck     
Sorry, could you send it to bang4dabuck@aol.com. Thanks
Kolbert posted 09-04-2002 11:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kolbert  Send Email to Kolbert     
Could you send the wiring diagram along to me as well? I am redoing a Sakonet, but the wiring should be similar I believe.

akolbert@aol.com

Thanks

dscew posted 09-04-2002 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
Me too, it not too much trouble. Thanks much, my Katama needs it. dscew@tcinternet.net
triblet posted 09-06-2002 12:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
In those circumstances, I'd pull all the
wiring out of the boat, and reproduce it
it, and put it back. Use nothing that
doesn't say Ancor on it and you'll be using
quality materials. Never use anything
electical on a boat that came from the
hardware or auto parts store.

Use ABYC color codes (may be a bit hard to
find). Use the Anchor glue-line-heat-shrink
covered crimps on the end. And if the crimp
tool cost less than $20, get a better one
(Actually, there's nothing between $10 and
$40, except some $5 tools with $5 worth
of really cheesy crimps sold for $20.)

And when you design it, ask yourself
how you would wire in three more things.
10 minutes over a beer, and 10 minutes of
install time, will save you much grief later.


Chuck

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