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Newtauk1 posted 01-06-2009 11:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for Newtauk1   Send Email to Newtauk1  
Time to up grade my bus bar. Any suggestions? Garmin Chart plotter and bilge pump are the only add ons.
Casco Bay Outrage posted 01-06-2009 11:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
John -

While I don't have a specific recommendation, I prefer Blue Seas with a negative bus and blade fuses. Shop around. Prices vary widely.

Let me know if you come up my way. Been too long.

Phil

fishgutz posted 01-07-2009 07:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
I agree with Casco. Sea Blue. I added the 6 fuse one for my electronics. Nice and neat.
http://s42.photobucket.com/albums/e336/Fishgutz/Boat%20Tech%20Pics/ ?action=view¤t=Wires3.jpg
Newtauk1 posted 01-07-2009 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Thanks Guys. Phil I still have your #. I will be at any outing this summer for sure this time!
John
Chuck Tribolet posted 01-07-2009 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Agree, Blue Seas. I have the six position with tube fuses
and negative bus bar on my Montauk. Note that the negative
bus bar is an option.


Chuck

Newtauk1 posted 01-07-2009 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
The negative bus bar is a good option correct? I assume this allows each component to have an isolated ground? What model number should I buy? 5025? Any reason for tube fuses versus blade?
Casco Bay Outrage posted 01-07-2009 12:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
The negative bus is a good option. Each source has it's own terminal.

I prefer the blade fuses, easier for my eyes, don't roll around in the tool box and don't break when you drop them.

I would add the number of sources, then add one for future and two more just in case. i.e. 3 sources + 1 future + 2 just in case is 6.

I need to replace my new one when I get to installing the interior lights (your photos help). Count twice, buy once.

Before: http://picasaweb.google.com/CascoBayOutrage/ 1991Outrage17I#5102088292609494514

After: http://picasaweb.google.com/CascoBayOutrage/ 1991Outrage17I#5116510766628886626

bluewaterpirate posted 01-07-2009 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
BlueSea great choice .....

My 210 Ventura.

http://cdn-2-service.phanfare.com/images/4892322_2160096_31023627_Web_3/ Image-4892322-31023627-2-Web_0_869ea75e8ed00e8c26ddf948ea22bdbc_1

Newtauk1 posted 01-07-2009 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Outstanding photos and wiring jobs. Thanks Guys.
jimh posted 01-07-2009 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have a second negative bus bar on my boat located in the stern. For circuits that are controlled from the helm but are located in the stern, I just run the positive wire to the load; the negative wire connects to the negative bus in the stern.
Newtauk1 posted 01-07-2009 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Jim, That is a good idea.

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