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    So im going thru all my wiring getting ready to redo it all. Im drawing diagrams and tracking down wires just to make sure i put it all back together properly...

    So what do i find while doing this? leaving the engine will be a blue wire for a temp sending unit. When you get to the front of the boat there is no blue wire and the wire hooked up to the temp gauge is now brown.. Some friggin genious has spliced into all the wires and switched around all the damn colors..

    Now i understand you may need to cut into a wire or replace a section of wire but for god sake why would you change colors some where in the middle of a run where you cant see it? They did it to almost all the connections???? I mean damn, Stevie Wonder could have wired this shit better as i got black grounds i got green grounds i even got one gauge that has red for the ground and for the 12v.... WTF!!!!
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    guy must have worked at the revcon motorcoach factory...LOL !

    they could have been color blind ?

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    It makes it difficult to start pulling apart because you dont know what it hooked up to what.......
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    So im going thru all my wiring getting ready to redo it all. Im drawing diagrams and tracking down wires just to make sure i put it all back together properly..........So what do i find while doing this? leaving the engine will be a blue wire for a temp sending unit. When you get to the front of the boat there is no blue wire and the wire hooked up to the temp gauge is now brown.. Some friggin genious has spliced into all the wires and switched around all the damn colors..
    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    It makes it difficult to start pulling apart because you dont know what it hooked up to what.......
    That's why I'm a firm believer in just cutting it all out and starting fresh.
    Just follow the diagram you have and you'll be fine. When I re-wired mine, I took that same diagram you're working off, and added the extra circuits I needed to the diagram. I have a nitrous system and needed some extra wires for the system, solenoids, bottle heater etc. Also running an MSD box and didn't need the ballast reisistor etc. and was able to omit that, and re-route some other things. Make the necessary changes on the diagram first, then go to it.

    You just said it. Nothing is correct about it anyway. You're just going to confuse it more by trying to make sense of the mess. Start fresh.
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    X2 thirty plus years of wack and stack to the wiring bundle ain't pretty. Start fresh is the best.

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    Yup thats the plan.. Its just funny to come across what others have done to take short cuts..
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    Yep, apply the cutters and get new wire, LOTS of new wire, ALL new wire.

    Just becasue grounding is like 90% of the gauge/wiring problems, I ran a complete loop ground, from the driver's rear of the block, to the dash, accross, and back to the passengers rear of the block.
    I stripped 1/2" sections of the wire, put heat-shrinkable butt splices with pigtails on it, for each elec. need on the dash, (each light, gauge, and stereo), and used 12-gauge wire for the loop. Slight overkill, but, GOOD GROUNDING.

    I also assembleed everything using a product designed to prevent aluminum/copper wire corrosion in houses "Nokorode", a paste, in tubes, available in most electrical supply places (hardware and home center/lumberyard stores). It also is great on battery connections.
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    When I did my boat (jet) I don't think I pulled out one wire longer than 2 feet, butt connectors, wire nuts, masking tape, the damn thing was a fire looking for a place to happen...You're doing right by digging deeper.

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    My Short Cut That I Have Not Seen Anywhere Else Yet Is I Got A Trailer Hitch Plug For Brakes The Big One And Wired The Boat With The Female End Guages Everything All The Way To The Back Mounted To A Stringer On The Starter Side Then Took The Male End Conected To Motor And Plug Together Simple And Neat When The Motor Has To Come Out Unplug And Go Dummy Proof

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    Like Squirtcha said simpler and cleaner sometimes to start over , recently rewired a Campbell where ALL the dash wires were RED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    So im going thru all my wiring getting ready to redo it all. Im drawing diagrams and tracking down wires just to make sure i put it all back together properly...

    So what do i find while doing this? leaving the engine will be a blue wire for a temp sending unit. When you get to the front of the boat there is no blue wire and the wire hooked up to the temp gauge is now brown.. Some friggin genious has spliced into all the wires and switched around all the damn colors..

    Now i understand you may need to cut into a wire or replace a section of wire but for god sake why would you change colors some where in the middle of a run where you cant see it? They did it to almost all the connections???? I mean damn, Stevie Wonder could have wired this shit better as i got black grounds i got green grounds i even got one gauge that has red for the ground and for the 12v.... WTF!!!!
    That's weird... I don't remember wiring a Sleekcraft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    recently rewired a Campbell where ALL the dash wires were RED
    Now that would be enough to piss ya off right there...
    Last edited by Delemorte; 01-05-2009 at 04:40 AM.
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    I recently rewired my sleekcraft ambassador. I cut all of the wires out except the sending unit wires. Hell, there were grounds hooked to battery and battery wires hooked to grounds. No wonder the guages didn't work.

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    oh yea, I'm very familiar with wiring nightmares also. A boat I bought back in 1999 had 6 splices in the positive wire from the engine to the ignition switch and 4 more on the ignition side. There were 3 different sized wires along with Scotch locks on some of the splices instead of wire connectors.

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