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wade posted 08-29-2005 02:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for wade   Send Email to wade  
I am re wiring my Montauk from scratch. I am putting a new merc 60 horse four stroke on and I have the factory wiring, key switch, new control cables, and controls. I was planning on running a separate 2 wire bundle from the battery to the console to a fuse block. From there four wires would go to electronics (radio,gps...) another four would go to switches and then on to lights, bilge pump and so on. What gauge wire should I use to make this run? I think I would attach this down stream of a battery switch. I think this makes more sense that using the small brown wire to run all the accesories from the key switch. Any comment would be appreciated. Thanks, Wade
wade posted 08-29-2005 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for wade  Send Email to wade     
I guess I should have read all the posts in this section before writing. I have found most of the info I need in the Nauset primary wiring post. Feel free to add anything not covered in that post. Thanks, Wade
jimh posted 08-30-2005 12:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For the primary distribution from the battery to the distribution panel at the helm, be sure to use a generously sized cable. I think the typical Whaler factory wiring is at least 10-AWG. It would not be crazy to go to 8-AWG to keep the voltage drop to a minimum.

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