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DavidBrent posted 08-15-2009 02:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for DavidBrent   Send Email to DavidBrent  
I [plan] to add a 12-volt receptacle to my 2004 Bosotn Whaler 130 SPORT. In the future, I may add another accessory or two. My current wiring scheme is factory. My idea is to install a Blue Seas 5028 6-circuit fuse block with cover to underside of console, and route a new 10-AWG wire from battery to fuse block. This location seems like it would be good because it would relatively dry and there is good access to factory wiring cutout for entry into the console.

Any thoughts or other suggestions?

Thanks!

jimh posted 08-15-2009 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I suggest you use a marinized automotive cigar lighter receptacle. They are very useful for powering many 12-volt devices like cellular telephones, iPods, PDA's, and so on.
cwolf posted 08-17-2009 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for cwolf  Send Email to cwolf     
I personally use the Blue Sea "glass" block version. I have other glass fuses on boat and didn't want to worry about having blade fuses in case I need to do an emergency fuse swap out ( i.e. engine or other vitals). Your choice though. They make great stuff. Also, replaced master with their 185 circuit breaker and added one of their ACR's. All have been working flawlessly for last few years without incident.
DavidBrent posted 08-20-2009 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for DavidBrent  Send Email to DavidBrent     
Thanks for the recommendations!
Salty Tricks posted 08-21-2009 07:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Salty Tricks  Send Email to Salty Tricks     
David

I use Blue Sea Systems stuff extensively on my two boats. Either the ATO or AGC fuse block will work fine. Remember to fuse the 10ga feeder from the (+) battery to the block as well.
As far as 12V receptacles...I have used the Marinco Sea Link with great success. The plug has a moisture gasket that seems to outlive other cigarette lighter type plugs. They also have an indicator light that tells you the receptacle is working.

Michael

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