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Need to wire my boat so the battery switch that reads off really means it. Who is a good bet for a reasonable quick rewiring of the battery switch??
 

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hook all the neg leads to the batt as before,

run all the pos leads to one side of the perko, run a heavy jumper from the other side of the perko to the pos batt terminal.

the only exception would be an auto bilge pump float , that would be wired direct, always hot.
 

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Short somewhere

Apparently I have a short somewhere. My outboards bypass the battery switch as do the bilge pumps. I was hoping to find a shop where they might locate the short as well. What shop do you recommend in Freeport or should I take it back down to Finish Line in Hitchcock? It seem like a long drive.
 

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dunno where to suggest,

short or just slow drain ? try touching the pos batt leads to the battery 1 at a time and look for a spark. be aware of safety issues, fuel fumes etc, when doing this.

your outboards will drain batteries over time , esp if they have some age on them.

but why don't you put perkos on the outboards too ?

i have everything switched except 1 auto bilge , that way you can kill power to the whole boat.
 

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LA3311 said:
Need to wire my boat so the battery switch that reads off really means it. Who is a good bet for a reasonable quick rewiring of the battery switch??​
PM CajunBob or take it to Surfside Marina and they will contact him.​
 

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Not to hi jack this thread or anything but does anyone know someone good and reasonably priced that could re-wire my boat, i am in the process of re gel coating the deck and painting it i just dont know if i am up to the job and personally dont have the time anymore....

thanks!
 

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bring them both to me, i will give them a look over, but better hurry, starting to get some boats backed up here in my yard. ( 2coolers come first)
 
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