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dittybag54 posted 09-02-2004 01:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for dittybag54   Send Email to dittybag54  
A battery on/off switch with key (p/n 1324326) is listed in the parts list for my 2003 130 Sport. Does anyone have one on theirs? Mine doesn't and was just wondering if they forgot to put it on.
Regardless, I am going to order one so everything doesn't stay hot bouncing down the road and at the dock.
Jarhead posted 09-02-2004 07:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
The battery Off/On switch you noted is for boats equipped with manual start engines. The ignition key for your electric start engine, in the off posision, will kill the power.
dittybag54 posted 09-02-2004 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for dittybag54  Send Email to dittybag54     
Interesting; it's weird since they all come with electric start. Also my depthsounder line is live so I'll still probably put one on. Thanks though Jarhead.
HuronBob posted 09-02-2004 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for HuronBob    
Dittybag..

I think you're headed down a very slippery slope... a switch to make sure a switch is off... will you need another switch to make sure that switch is off...???? just asking here....

But, I did find a picture of your boat....

http://pinckneymich.net/220DTdetail3.jpg

Moe posted 09-02-2004 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I suspect it may have something to do with Canadian Specification Association (CSA) requirements. RVs, and I believe boats, sold in Canada, must have master cut-off switches for batteries. FWIW, they must also use fuses instead of circuit breakers.

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Moe

HuronBob posted 09-02-2004 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for HuronBob    
sorry... here it is clicky style... i hope :-\

http://pinckneymich.net/220DTdetail3.jpg

GeneNJ posted 09-02-2004 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
dittybag: For sure, the bow light circuit doesn't require the key either.The 130 doesn't have alot of electric to control, so a master on/off is of limited value IMO.
dittybag54 posted 09-02-2004 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for dittybag54  Send Email to dittybag54     
Moe, the CSA thing makes sense. That would explain it's absence (or presence in Canada). Bob, I could probably do with a flashing strobe to tell me the switch is off. :) I get your point but I was thinking about the inherent safety of a master disconnect, not to mention someone playing with your trim switch once you had everything set up regarding transom saver position and such. I hope Bigshot didn't hear me mention that transom saver thing. Thanks guys.
Jarhead posted 09-03-2004 07:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
dittybag54.

Page 6, number 5-a of your Side Mount Remote Control Manual.

"Run/Off Switch: (MANUAL START ENGINES) Position switch up when starting engine. Push switch down to turn engine off."

This is the only off/on switch I was able to find in my '03 130 Sport manuals. Can you direct me to the parts list you refer to. Thanks.

dittybag54 posted 09-03-2004 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for dittybag54  Send Email to dittybag54     
Now I understand your first post better Jarhead as you and me are on a different page. Go to www.whalerparts.com and look up the parts list for your model year 130 Sport. You will see battery on/off switch with key part # 1324326. It also shows you its position by the battery in one of the diagrams. For the time being I am buying into Moe's thought about it being a Canadian required item although the list does not state that. After this hurricane passes we will find out from the source.
Jarhead posted 09-03-2004 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Ah yes, thank you much. :)
TampaTom posted 09-03-2004 11:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for TampaTom  Send Email to TampaTom     
A battery cut off switch is always a good thing to have. The reason not to have one is ecconomics.

It would be a good upgrade.

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