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Online 58Johnson

Wiring Porn
« on: September 14, 2022, 05:13:17 AM »
It has been a while since I posted this. Our local shop (Finger Lakes Marine) did an amazing job relocating my batteries to the cuddy, cleaning up the wiring, etc. etc.

Just wanted to show off some incredible work.

(Cable cover was added to + terminal of Safety Hub fuse block)

« Last Edit: September 14, 2022, 05:28:09 AM by 58Johnson »
2002 Sea Chaser 15 11
Yamaha F70 Yamaha F8

Offline BayWolf

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 08:45:16 AM »

That got my "lightning rod" stiff!!   :jester:
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Offline Chet_Chet

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 09:06:09 AM »
That's a clean nice work.
How much something like this cost ?

Online 58Johnson

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 10:52:40 AM »
Chet-Chet -

Was $pensive
     Was worth it

(over $2k w/batteries)
2002 Sea Chaser 15 11
Yamaha F70 Yamaha F8

Online DARice

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2022, 11:44:04 AM »
Really nice work!
2005 Sea Chaser 17, Lost Sailor
'21 Honda 90, Yamaha T9.9

Offline ohmytodd

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2022, 05:15:40 PM »
2 boat bucks isn't bad at all. I'm waiting for all the parts for my rewire job and I'm already at ~$1155 in just materials (although that does include the dymo 5200 label printer and some other nice to haves). I'm hoping it's all there when I get home later this week so that can tackle some of the job this weekend. 

Apparently ancor is seriously backlogged - the only place I could find 4AWG red wire was by the 25' spool on Amazon. Even Greg's is sold out.
1997 Sea Ranger 19 Skip Top Hey Nineteen, 2021 Suzuki DF140, 2019 Suzuki DF9.9

Online 58Johnson

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2022, 05:49:41 PM »
This rewire was done in 2015. Today, parts alone would be well over $2K (i would think).

It was a huge commitment back then.  Seems like a no brainer in retrospect.
2002 Sea Chaser 15 11
Yamaha F70 Yamaha F8

Online disposable

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2022, 06:08:15 PM »
I did a full rewire of my dads small boat about a year ago and my electrician buddy put together a bill using my parts receipts and record of hours (long story, don’t ask). His rewire was definitely more complex, and we used all high-end components and stuff, but FWIW the total (for almost a week of work at pro prices and all the stuff, minus tools and the components that I already had), was $3800. BTW it took me about 60hrs but we agreed that I am not a pro but a real professional would probably have needed 35hrs.
2012 Sea Chaser 17 (custom PH)
2013 Honda 90hp

Offline kriznol

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2022, 09:05:34 AM »
Looks great! I'd say the cost is a bargain. I just redid the wiring on my 19' SR and relocated the batteries to the cuddy. My total cost was well over $2K, and it took me forever to do it myself.

Offline Tesoro

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2022, 07:18:32 AM »
Very nice.  I cant wait to do mine this winter. I have about everything electrical you can have, excluding flir, in my boat and most of it was put in by previous owner who used a fancy yacht fitting place in Portland, Oregon to do the install. The bill was astronomical. But what they didnt do was re-do the original Arima automotive wiring while at it. And now it is all buried behind auto pilot boxes etc.
So I am going to remove all factory wires with hard plastic butt connectors and start from scratch with the proper stuff. Ancor is gonna love me!

My biggest issue is batteries. Right now they are tucked up under the sbd bait tank with zero access or inspection and no room for a blue seas battery mgmt system and proper common grounding. So I am going to cut out that bait tank and glass it back in so it only has a 5 in or so depth and use it to store the same things I use it for now! This will give me a cavern underneath where I will have plenty of room to hang a mounting bracket or two for the battery related electrical so it looks like the envious OP pic up top.   

ps: If you want to get rid of that nasty black mold under console and everywhere else, then use a fine mist spray bottle with bleach solution.
2009 21HT Yam 150/8 'Hogfish'

I'd rather be drinking in a bar wishing I was on the ocean, than be on the ocean wishing I was in that bar.

Offline RileyS13

Re: Wiring Porn
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2022, 07:45:28 PM »
Since that exemplary work is likely to attract many views (as it should,) I just wanted to add a safety note here and mention that it might be worth considering the battery type when moving them to an enclosed area than can be "occupied." Those look like one of the appropriate type, so definitely no criticism here. For those contemplating this upgrade, however, please research battery types so that you don't put the wrong ones in there which vent poisonous gas. Maybe you and yours won't hang out in there, but what if the next owner (and his kids, grandkids, etc) might?
2001 17' Sea Ranger, Honda BF90


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