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Old 07-08-2012, 20:57   #1
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Bad Electric...

Hi there;

just for fun: I help a friend with his new to him boat. We currently work on the electric. Its bad, real bad: Most of the cables are black (positive and negative). It has four (!) switches (1-both-2) for two battery banks.....and below is a pic of the main positive connection....of course it was wrapped in tape - I guess for safety reasons.

According to the logbook the boat made it over the Atlantic and cruised for several years with this setup. Maybe I'm just picky :-)
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Old 07-08-2012, 21:12   #2
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Re: Bad Electric...

Very shoddy work - Change that green one to red and you are good to go...
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Arggggggggggggggggg !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 21:42   #4
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Re: Bad Electric...

Whatever colors you choose

Basic Battery Wiring Diagrams This is a very good basic primer for boat system wiring: Basic Battery Wiring Diagrams

This is another very good basic primer for boat system wiring: The 1-2-B Switch by Maine Sail (brings together a lot of what this subject is all about)
1/BOTH/2/OFF Switches Thoughts & Musings - SailboatOwners.com
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Re: Bad Electric...

is it just me or does it look like it has a face? And the green wire is a sword....and the red wires are the blood gushing cuz the dumb a$$ cut his own leg off! Lmao.....ok i think its past my bedtime and ive been reading way too much
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:48   #6
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I don't see a problem...
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