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bluewaterpirate posted 01-18-2007 04:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for bluewaterpirate   Send Email to bluewaterpirate  
I install marine electronics and over a period of time I've taken pictures of the boat wiring schemes I've seen. These are all brand new boats direct from the manufacturer that have been purchased by individuals from the dealer's showrooms.

It think is a good comparison and overview of what actually is out there in the market place. It is not my intent to impune or support any one boat manufacturer so none of these pictures identify boat model or manufacturer.

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/slideshow. aspx?username=bluewaterpirate&album_id=181483

Tom

davej14 posted 01-18-2007 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
OK, I vote for boat #1 and I am guessing it is yours.

I don't like the way the Boat #4 leaves the back of the battery selector switches exposed or the way Boat #5 leaves the battery terminals exposed. A metal bucket handle of boat hook would create some interesting fireworks. Pretty tough to troubleshoot them also.

george nagy posted 01-18-2007 05:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I'm working on a re-wiring project right now for my project whaler and was looking at some new boats recently and also liked the way McKee craft (boat #1) wired their boats. I'm using the BEP 701S maybe with a dual sensing [voltage sensitive relay] for my Outrage project. I'm going to have the switch accessible from the outside of the console rather than from inside where I'm likely to forget it is there. I'm not sure yet if I am going with an onboard charger yet though.
bluewaterpirate posted 01-18-2007 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Na, none of these boats are mine, just clients.
bluewaterpirate posted 01-18-2007 06:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Good eye, George.
jimh posted 01-19-2007 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This is a very interesting pictorial comparison of the wiring practices of several boat manufacturers. I am enjoying the chance to see how various manufacturers assemble and wire their boats. Thanks for the look.

Among your many digital images I keep seeing the same device. I am not familiar with this device. It looks like a hub or central bus where about five or six connections can be made. Is this a particular manufacturer's instrumentation system wiring? I am going to guess that it is a Yamaha gauge wiring accessory. It looks very interesting.

bluewaterpirate posted 01-22-2007 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Not sure of the item your talking about ..... is it one of these?

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/show/external/181483/233279/ 11539293/file.jpg

Thanks,

Tom

jimh posted 01-22-2007 06:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Yes--That's the gizmo. What is it?
bluewaterpirate posted 01-22-2007 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Jim .....

The connector buss units in the right center of the picture are the part of the new Yamaha Command Link System. The link has a good overview of the system.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard/commandLink/page3_layout.jpg

The big gray look device to the left is the engine control unit. It varies in size depending on the number of engines.

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/show/external/181687/233568/ 11558589/file.jpg

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/show/external/181687/233568/ 11558591/file.jpg

Tom

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