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Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« on: November 21, 2021, 06:52:27 PM »
I am currently rebuilding a pair of Penn 835's, but there is no connector on the end of the cable.  I can live without the remote switches, so a 2-pin Male/Female set will do.  I'll splice the same type of connector on the pot puller, so I won't need 2 electrical runs up the starboard side.

Are the Anderson connectors the best way forward?  I was looking at the Scotty bits, but they sure are proud of them.
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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2021, 09:45:02 PM »
For downriggers is the Marinco plugs

https://www.marinco.com/en/products/dc-power-connections/trolling-systems/2-wire



Same ones as Scotty.

On high amp systems use the Anderson.

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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 10:22:16 PM »
Hmmm, these seem to be much more reasonably priced, I must have been searching the wrong term.

Assuming you are familiar with these, are they pigtails or can I terminate wire directly to them, and any special tools required?  I see specs on voltages and wire gauges, but nothing on max amps?  My pot puller manual recommends 8 awg and a 40 amp fuse, guessing these would work fine.

More a question about your experience...
What I don't like about this style, it would seem that the plug sticks pretty far out of the gunwale, about hip high...  Are they easily damaged or do you undermount these?
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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 07:33:45 AM »
Hmmm, these seem to be much more reasonably priced, I must have been searching the wrong term.

Assuming you are familiar with these, are they pigtails or can I terminate wire directly to them, and any special tools required?  I see specs on voltages and wire gauges, but nothing on max amps?  My pot puller manual recommends 8 awg and a 40 amp fuse, guessing these would work fine.

More a question about your experience...
What I don't like about this style, it would seem that the plug sticks pretty far out of the gunwale, about hip high...  Are they easily damaged or do you undermount these?

You terminate directly to them ...

Terminals
Brass, clamp style. Accommodates 16 to 8 AWG wire max rating of 40A . ( the specs are on the overview tab on the first link)


https://www.marinco.com/-/media/inriver/12VBPS2_SPEC.pdf?modified=20200227133558


The scotty ones are just rebranded Marinco .
IMO
I have mine on side of the gunwale yes they do stick out but I  never had a issue...

You can under mount them also.

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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 08:37:44 AM »
Those clamps in the Marinco don't seem to hold well for me.  The first one I installed seems ok, but the 2nd one seems like it's not clamping down as strong as I'd like it to. I know exactly where to check when it stops working for me, lol.  I'm using 10g wire too.
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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2021, 04:44:20 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, really appreciated.

I've got some coming from Amazon so I'll have a closer look when they show up.

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 02:45:15 PM »
Mine are mounded facing down, under the gunnels.  Hard to find, but stay dry and out of the spray.
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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 03:28:29 PM »
How did you mount them Mark?  Photos would be appreciated if you have them handy.

I've got a few ideas brewing, will have to stare at it some more this weekend.

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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2021, 04:32:01 PM »
Don't know if it's Mark way or the best way, but my Marincos are mounted under the gunwales and below my DR mount using Scotty Right Angle Mounts:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O0FQME/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_DE2HFQ5Y793QMWTPR7A1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Here's some pics:




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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 05:09:31 PM »
Don't know if it's Mark way or the best way, but my Marincos are mounted under the gunwales and below my DR mount using Scotty Right Angle Mounts:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O0FQME/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_DE2HFQ5Y793QMWTPR7A1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Here's some pics:





I have mine in the exact same spot, but mounted into the side of the gunnel like a traditional wall outlet
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Re: Universal connector for Downrigger/Pot Puller?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 05:45:34 PM »
Sorry I’m 1500 miles from my boat but at least it’s sunny and warm here!
The plugs are mound up against the inside of the gunwhales.  The heads of the mounting bolts are facing the cockpit and the nuts are inside the gunwhales.  The plugs are high enough to preclude any salt water intrusion- a pita to insert or remove but I only have to lay on my back twice a year to install and remove them.
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