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Old 14-08-2013, 14:52   #1
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Source for color-coded wire

Its time to replace the wiring harness from the engine to the helm station. There are 10 circuits with various wire sizes. I would like to keep the same color coding, but that is going to be difficult--the old wiring often has two colors, a base and a trace and I don't think I am going to find those colors in Ancor or Berkshire. Who sells small quantity (<100') marine grade stranded wire in 10 to 14 gauge and multiple colors? I can find all the Red, Black, Yellow, etc i want, but I haven't located a good vendor for the less popular colors. Thanks for any help.
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Old 14-08-2013, 14:56   #2
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I think, Genuinedealz. Their prices are good and include shipping.
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I would shop around to the vraious marine suppliers for a better price, however West has what you need.
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Oops I should read slower, I could NOT find muiltiple colors at west.
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Fisheries supply. http://www.fisheriessupply.com/almo-...lectrical-wire many colors. 100 ft spools.
They might cut also.
Are your wires bad or just the connector?
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Its time to replace the wiring harness from the engine to the helm station. There are 10 circuits with various wire sizes. I would like to keep the same color coding, but that is going to be difficult
These guys seem to have "marine' wire in a number of different colours and shorter lengths. I haven't used them, so I can't vouch for them personally.

Otherwise, just rely on good labeling. Be sure to make up a wire cross-reference chart that lists the old wire colours/sizes, and beside each the new wire you're replacing it with.
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Old 14-08-2013, 15:11   #7
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Genuinedealz lists 10 or more colors in lengths of 25ft and up,service is quick.
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Genuinedealz does not always list what they have in stock -- so ask them for what you need. Quick great service.
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Its time to replace the wiring harness from the engine to the helm station. There are 10 circuits with various wire sizes. I would like to keep the same color coding, but that is going to be difficult--the old wiring often has two colors, a base and a trace and I don't think I am going to find those colors in Ancor or Berkshire. Who sells small quantity (<100') marine grade stranded wire in 10 to 14 gauge and multiple colors? I can find all the Red, Black, Yellow, etc i want, but I haven't located a good vendor for the less popular colors. Thanks for any help.
You could consider using any available tinned wire of the appropriate size and coding with coloured heatshrink bands on the ends. Just a thought.
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Old 14-08-2013, 19:05   #10
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Wow, great info. I have used Genuinedealz before and their service is great. I don't know how I missed their multiple colors. Fisheries Supply and Boat Wiring Store also look like good vendors. Thanks!
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Take a look at (click on) Pacer Group - Marine Wire, Battery Cable and Electrical Parts before ordering from anyone else. You'll be glad you do. FWIW...
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I have had good service from Gregs Marine Wire supply: Gregs Marine Wire Supply, Welcome Aboard!

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