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knotflyn posted 11-03-2006 05:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for knotflyn   Send Email to knotflyn  
I own a 1987 Montauk 17 with a 1987 70hp Johnson. The boat came with dual batteries. I had to replace some battery cables and now I am trying to remember how they connect to the switch. I have the positive red wires connected to the switch BAT-1 and BAT-2 and they are connected to the positive terminals on the batteries. I have the negative black wires connected to each battery negative terminals. My question is about the wire harness from the motor. Two wires. Positive and negative. Do you connect the positive wire to the feeder connection on back of the switch and the negative to the closest negative battery terminal? Any suggestions and help. Next time I will be sure to label the wires. Thanks Bobby
efduffer posted 11-03-2006 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for efduffer  Send Email to efduffer     
Check the reference section for an article dealing with this. It should address any questions you have.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/dualBattery.html

knotflyn posted 11-03-2006 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for knotflyn  Send Email to knotflyn     
Thanks for the reply. Bobby
jimh posted 11-04-2006 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
In multiple battery installations the negative terminals of the batteries must be bonded together with a conductor of sufficient size to carry the starting current load.

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