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Posts posted by Iggy

  1. Are the batteries connected? Have you taken a voltage reading? Are the battery switches on? Have you cleaned and check the battery connections? 

    I would think that you blow two breakers at the same time

  2. I would ground the tank any way I can. 


    Boat fuel gauges are not very accurate. When under way, I use my GPH (gal per hour) to get a better feel for what is left in the tank.

  3. 15 hours ago, cyclops2 said:

    I think you meant. 

    The shorter the cable . The less voltage drop in the wire. 

    Wire gauge / diameter  determines how many amps can be carried.

    Yes and no........

    The longer the run the bigger cable you are going to need for the same load. Thats one reason why you find the bow thruster battery in the bow. 

  4. 3 hours ago, TexasPilot71 said:

    Here's the video I was referencing.  The second video is a follow-up where he spends more time talking about the wiring.  I haven't watched the entirety of either video as it's FAR above my expertise.



    Note how short the battery cables are. The shorter, the more amps it can handle.

  5. 6 hours ago, DarkMantle said:

    I like tis size because it's trailerable and I move it between a few lakes.  I'm going to take the power from the Windlass or at least look into that.  The windlass and thruster are never used at the same time.

    Yes, there never used at the same time. Thrusters use a lot of power than a windless.  So you will need to do the math between gauge wire, load and distance. 

  6. Just think about the weight. I use 3 group 24 AGMs and the last me 24hrs. Total weight 150lbs and total amp hours 230. So that gives me 150 amp hours of power. Than a start the genset.

  7. 1 hour ago, dan02gt said:

    Main thing is that it allows you to bring GPS data into the radio.  That way in case of an emergency the radio can broadcast your coordinates.  

    Its also called DSC. Great in a life threatening emergency! Every boater should have it. Ok, maybe not on a small lake.

  8. On 8/30/2020 at 11:58 PM, mpm330 said:

    What you find on the Signatures is the Fireboy. If you install an automatic extinguisher you will have to connect the ground from the blower to it. If the automatic extinguisher deploys you want the blower to turn off.

    Yep, you just need to size it to the sq footage to your engine compatment.

  9. So you plan to keep the engine running??


    Most boaters would add 2 or 3 batteries and do the math at to load + run time vs battery amp hours. This will tell you how long you can use the system without ruining the batteries. 

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