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Offline StreamFixer

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Marine Wiring Basics
« on: August 01, 2015, 05:39:30 PM »
I have prepared the attached PDF to help answer some of the more common marine DC wiring basics for folks choosing to tackle this type of project.  It is by no means comprehensive, just a primer level document.  Kind of like the Dick and Jane books us older folks learned to read from.

I hope it provides an improved level of comfort for folks considering an electrical project.

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They, like He, are mightier than me."  Mike Jesperson aka 'Nalu'

Offline spinner

Re: Marine Wiring Basics
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 09:15:44 PM »
Thanks very much. Spinner

Offline beancounter

Re: Marine Wiring Basics
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 03:31:19 AM »
Nice job Russ that is great info for guys starting out fixing their electrical issues the first time on how to do it right.

Offline Raghorn

Re: Marine Wiring Basics
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 07:03:55 AM »
Thanks Streamfixer I will be needing that, my electrical knowledge is limited.

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Marine Wiring Basics
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2015, 05:06:30 PM »
Russ, I didn't realize you know all that... very impressive!  Thanks for taking the time to assemble that info for all of us to reference when doing our projects.

I recall seeing some other excellent pieces written by other members some including diagrams and drawings.  What to you think of somehow attaching them in this post?  Any ideas on how to do that?
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Offline DevMah

Re: Marine Wiring Basics
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 08:15:33 PM »

I hope everyone reads this article and can see and realize  the difference in SAE (automotive) and Marine grade components and the basic principles of DC electricity.

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Offline Arimadrifter

Re: Marine Wiring Basics
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 08:47:27 AM »
Great stuff! Thank you.
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