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Old 12-01-2019, 09:09 AM   #1
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Need Advice on Replacing Old Gauges or Not

Have 1997 Kenner boat, which I love. 18', tunnel with 115 yamaha.

I have wired and rewired over the years the gauges and added wiring for new bait pumps, etc. The wiring looks like a mess. Last time I added a new battery for the accesories, was almost too much for me to finish the wiring. Now some of my gauges don't work.

Was thinking about having someone experienced, rewire all gauges and fix them to work or get new gauges installed.

My preference would be to leave old gauges in and just have all wires redone by tech.

Anyone have this same issue? What did you do. Thanks, blessings, ><>
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:49 AM   #2
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Have 1997 Kenner boat, which I love. 18', tunnel with 115 yamaha.

I have wired and rewired over the years the gauges and added wiring for new bait pumps, etc. The wiring looks like a mess. Last time I added a new battery for the accesories, was almost too much for me to finish the wiring. Now some of my gauges don't work.

Was thinking about having someone experienced, rewire all gauges and fix them to work or get new gauges installed.

My preference would be to leave old gauges in and just have all wires redone by tech.

Anyone have this same issue? What did you do. Thanks, blessings, ><>
I'm running a 1975 Mako and the wiring was a disaster, piece parted for years. i finally ripped them all off the boat a few months back and completely rewired myself. doesn't matter what it is, i have just enough infomation on every subject matter to be dangerous. it didn't come out looking like a professional job, but close enough for govt work. there are several guys in the area but this can be a costly job.

Try Lone Star Marine, he's mobile and very good. he is in the league city/galveston area. Sgerm on this site is a jack of all trades, and a master at all trades as well. not sure if he does this type work but he does everything else on boats. i'd recommend sending him a PM to start with, may be your best/economical bet.
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:02 AM   #3
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Rewiring gauges is pretty simple as there should be a fuse/breaker buss and most will be wired to it. You can easily trace each gauge to its respective home on the buss and rewire it yourself. A volt meter is your friend and very inexpensive.

Just be sure to use the proper size marine wire, fuses, and heat shrink any connections. I like to solder, heat shrink, or use liquid electrical tape to seal all connections. Kinda belt and suspenders

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I went with YellowSkeeter for a rewire, here off the board, and he did a fine job.
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Stracks Marine on Louetta is as good as they come. If he is still open. I heard that he may be retiring.
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Stracks Marine on Louetta is as good as they come. If he is still open. I heard that he may be retiring.
they're not open anymore. Get with ShawnQ here or SGREM...both will do a stellar job.
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