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  1. On 10/25/2020 at 9:44 PM, 2004lebanshee said:

    Kinda just creating a new thread.

    We frequent ceder point marina in lake erie and they only offer 50amp service. Now they rent the adaptor for like $10. I dont mind paying but I stress about everything and sometimes they get close to running out. I would feel better if I just owned my own. What do you got?

    Go to Definder.com and buy one.

  2. 7 hours ago, Bt Doctur said:

    So if you lose power and the inverter takes over how long do batteries last before they also go dead?

    Best option is to pull, block, winterize

    Heaters pull a lot of amps. The batteries would be likely to last an hour. You must do the math to battery amp hours and the load on the inverter. 

  3. 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

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  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.

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