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JohnM posted 04-08-2004 12:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for JohnM   Send Email to JohnM  
Finally got the newer motor installed on my 22' Revenge Cuddy and am hooking up new harnesses, cables, fuel lines, fuel water separator, etc and have a couple questions. Does anyone know the wire color designations for from the main harness/keyswitch to instrument panel. There are 4 wires that plug into the instrument harness (Red, Black, yellow, green). I installed new Yamaha gauges (tach with oil indicators, trim, speedo) I am guessing that red-12v+, yellow-ign, green-oil ind. from tach, black-ground. Would I be correct with that assumption? The dash harness is so generic that I decided to build my own and locate all the terminations where they should be. I also would assume the red (12v+) is the feed to the dash light switch with the blue feeding the instrument lights and black to 12v-. I have all the other wiring harnesses figured out including the little relay used with the oil indicator lights.

Also, the remote oil tank, 2+ gallon, came with maybe 15' of hose and an extra 6' piece of hose with a squeeze bulb on it. I forgot to look at where they installed them on the new boats. I called the mechanic about location of the squeeze ball and he said to locate it where nobody but me will touch it and to make sure to get all air out of the system before firing it up as it could lead to meltdown. He even recommended running some premixed fuel at first to be darn sure. I plan to locate the tank at the base of the side console under the gunnel so nobody will be steppin on the oil line and may even run it through a piece of pcv. It seems to be a good location for the tank, out of the main traffic area. It gets pretty busy in the back of the boat when fishing. Should the squeeze bulb be located by the tank or by the motor or even inside the motor housing? I kind of got spoiled with my other boat with a 115 Merc with the built in oil tank and sight glass. Any helpful hints would be appreciated or I'll have to revert to MORE BEER!!!

We still have ice on the lakes around here so I may even chicken out and run it up to the dealer and let them touch it off.


JohnM posted 04-09-2004 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnM  Send Email to JohnM     
Any Yamaha experts out there?
John from Madison CT posted 04-10-2004 06:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT;f=30

Post here and ask for Rodbolt. He IS a Yamaha expert.


JohnM posted 04-10-2004 01:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnM  Send Email to JohnM     
Thanks John
greyg8r posted 04-10-2004 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for greyg8r    
John-Conn gave you good advice. I am working with rodbolt about my 1997 Yamaha 200 Saltwater series.

I will be working on this boat next Saturday. If you don't have an answer by then, or if you haven't taken it to a shop by then, tell me specifically what you are looking for and I will take digital pics and email them to you.

My email address is listed in my profile.


JohnM posted 04-10-2004 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnM  Send Email to JohnM     
The weather has not been cooperating with me. Never made it over 40 yet this weekend. I did get my kicker motor back on and trying to make a neat looking arrangement back there. I'll be diving back in next week. It's just the 4 wires that plug into the instrument harness. Looks like red (12+)maybe power for the dash light switch. Yellow seems to be the feed for the gauges meaning it would come of the ign side of the key switch. Green goes into the main harness and goes to the tach which has oil indicator built in and black appears to be 12v neg as it comes off all the gauge lights. The blue appears to be the feed for the dash lights and comes off the dash light switch. I'll slap my meter on it to confirm before I test it out. Hate to burn out any of those high price Yamaha gauges!!


JohnM posted 04-18-2004 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnM  Send Email to JohnM     
I was able to get some wiring stuff resolved and applied power for smoke smoke!! Discovered my Yamaha trim gauge doesn't work. Shows up all the time. I purchased it off e-bay and it appears to be new and the correct one for that model motor. There is no part # on the trim gauge itself but has 3 wires for 2000 and older motors.

Going over the fuel system now. I am running the 200 for main power and a 9.9 Yamaha for kicker. Originally the boat fuels system had a check valve in both lines located in the bilge area. I got rid of the old check valves, replaced fuel lines and added a Racor fuel water separator. The housing has 2 outs, 3/8" for the main power and 5/16" for the kicker. Would it be a good idea to place check valves back in or rely on the primer bulb check valves?

I will be taking the boat up to the dealer next week for the final inspection and have them touch it off and water test. Ice is finally gone!!

JohnM posted 04-24-2004 12:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnM  Send Email to JohnM     
Took the Revenge out on open water for test run tonite. I am very happy with the setup. Only ones on the lake. 43 mph on gps with 20 mph headwind with top up. All problems resolved. On to fishing,


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