all those wires are live and most likely unfused. and best to be removed. shorting againist the engine would be disastrous
That's just one example of what this idiot did. And you know what? None of these issues were noted in the survey
I paid for before buying
I agree, I probably should remove the now "unused" wires, but they are part of the wiring
harness that came with the engine
. How "bad" would it be if I used Ancor crimp butt splices to "re-use" those wires and replace this single
with a 3 wire like the original? In other words, try to rewire the boat back to the way it was originally?
Regarding the wires to the batteries, both battery
banks are connected to an "A-B-ALL" switch, and the hot lead from the alternator
goes to the center post of that switch. That way I can charge either or both banks. Not the best way to do it, but I've done this in the past on other boats and not had any issues.