Forum: WHALER
  ContinuousWave
  Whaler
  Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Small Boat Electrical
  Electrical Panel

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   Electrical Panel
Ferryman posted 08-11-2007 12:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ferryman   Send Email to Ferryman  
To get Post Production CE certification on my 170 Montauk. one of the requirements is a battery isolator switch.

Having looked at the various options I decided to go for a twin battery isolator as I intend fitting a second battery later on.

The problem was how should I fix the Isolator to the console.

I did not like the idea of drilling 4 holes in the console and just bolting the isolator to the GRP.

My solution is to make a distribution board from a piece of 12" X 6" X 3/8" marine ply.

I plan to mount the Isolator, Busbar and a 6 way fuse block.

I would welcome other peoples experience on mounting battery isolators.

Now I just need to figure out how to fill and finish the redundant screw holes in the top of the console where I removed the Humminnbird Matrix 27 which I am replacing with a Garming GPS/Fishfinder etc.

jimh posted 08-11-2007 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
My battery switch is through-bolted to a fiberglass panel. The switch is on the interior side of the panel (in the stern compartment of my boat, a REVENGE 22 W-T WD). Fiberglass is a fine electrical insulator, at least at 12-volt DC potential.
Chuck Tribolet posted 08-12-2007 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Filling the screw holes is relatively easy. Just search this
site on Spectrum Gelcoat.


Chuck

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:


Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.