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B.A.M aka "Black Azz Mike
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I have had several requests for wiring help so here ya go;) I will add info as I go. If you have any questions please feel free to ask......
 

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B.A.M aka "Black Azz Mike
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In the first step, determine how many wires you are going to use. I always add an extra just in case. You can cap it off until you need it. I use 14 guage for my senders and 12 guage for my 12+,ground,ignition, and starter wires. These wires carry more load and often get hot. To keep them happy, you will use a thicker wire to carry the duty. I take a few wires and determine what my length is. If your going to spin them up, dont forget to add an extra 8-10ft so will have enough. The wire will get shorter when you twist them up.
 

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if you want to spin them up you will need your vehicle and a power drill. Put the wire in the window of the vehicle. Next you roll the window up until the wire is tight. After that you walk back until the wire is straight. Put the wire in the chuck and tighten it up. spin the drill untill the wire is tightly spun together.
 

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Would a vice also work?:D
 

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After you have spun up you wires you will want to braid them together. Take all of your wires and put the back in the window. Roll it back up untill the wires are tight. Walk the wires back until they are tight. NOW you will REVERSE the drill. This will allow the wires to braind among each other. There is no need to use zipties as this method will keep the wires tight until you really tug on them to get them apart. Those who have done this knwo what I am talking about. Here are a few pics.
 

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Would a vice also work?:D

Yup but it may damage the wires. I use the window because its smooth glass and the rubber will keep the wires happy;)
 

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Damn you need to come wire my rig.:D This shits looking gooood!!!:)devil All fancy and everything.
 

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Now comes the lesson after I ran all of my wires through convoluted tubing. Oh well, maybe the next time I'll refer back to this. Now where do you find the wire in the correct colors and in long enough spools? Best I could find was 25' spools at Napa. Nice work and information. Greg
 

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Damn you need to come wire my rig.:D This shits looking gooood!!!:)devil All fancy and everything.

Thank you sir;) I know electronics. I used to work for motorola back int he day and I also made pacemakers. I have a background in wiring........
 

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Now comes the lesson after I ran all of my wires through convoluted tubing. Oh well, maybe the next time I'll refer back to this. Now where do you find the wire in the correct colors and in long enough spools? Best I could find was 25' spools at Napa. Nice work and information. Greg

We sell it at Carquest. here are a few part numbers. They will be in a brand called "Standard Ignition" They even have all the marine colors if you really want to get technical;)


C14EW
C14EP
C14EB
C14ER
etc etc etc etc
 

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They come in 100ft rolls. I buy @ cost so it is very cheap for me. I believe they run about $15-18 per roll. The stuff on the floor is very short. I started with 30ft of wire in each color
 

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They come in 100ft rolls. I buy @ cost so it is very cheap for me. I believe they run about $15-18 per roll. The stuff on the floor is very short. I started with 30ft of wire in each color
Was the 30' roll enough? I think I am fine with what I have now but they aren't twisted or braided. I'll have to look up a Carquest or order direct from you. LOL If I ever build another boat, I think I need to get a part time job at Carquest or maybe Summit. :D

I know if I ever can get the wife to leave the house we are going to take a trip down your way and meet a bunch of you. I guess we'll start with Tom at JBP and then work our way down in to AZ, via all the other folks along the way.
 

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Looks good Mike. Good thing they don't make Stainless Steel braided electrical wiring.:D

When are you going to start the Gull Bling thread? Is this the 1st installment?
 

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We sell it at Carquest. here are a few part numbers. They will be in a brand called "Standard Ignition" They even have all the marine colors if you really want to get technical;)


C14EW
C14EP
C14EB
C14ER
etc etc etc etc
Hey Spitter, not tryin to disagree with you cause what your doing looks great, but when I did my boat I found a place that sells fleet parts for large simi trucks, they had wire that had two # 10's , three #12s, and six #14's, all in one wire.
I ran it back under the pass. side of the boat andmounted a plate with all of my relays, a positive stud and a neg stud, and wired everything up from there.
I run everything off of the little 40amp cube relays that you can get at the same place for about five bucks each.
I left enough wire that if needed I can remove a couple wing nuts and get the plate out from under the side of the boat and work on it.
Keep with the instruction, lookin good
 

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Hey Spitter, not tryin to disagree with you cause what your doing looks great, but when I did my boat I found a place that sells fleet parts for large simi trucks, they had wire that had two # 10's , three #12s, and six #14's, all in one wire.
I ran it back under the pass. side of the boat andmounted a plate with all of my relays, a positive stud and a neg stud, and wired everything up from there.
I run everything off of the little 40amp cube relays that you can get at the same place for about five bucks each.
I left enough wire that if needed I can remove a couple wing nuts and get the plate out from under the side of the boat and work on it.
Keep with the instruction, lookin good

I respect your idea. I was going to use the all-in-one wire but that stuff was pricey. I know exactly what your talking about. I can get that stuff as well. ;) This was just a little cheaper :)
 

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Thank you sir;) I know electronics. I used to work for motorola back int he day and I also made pacemakers. I have a background in wiring........
I have the wiring skills of a two year old!:)sphss
 

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We sell it at Carquest. here are a few part numbers. They will be in a brand called "Standard Ignition" They even have all the marine colors if you really want to get technical;)


C14EW
C14EP
C14EB
C14ER
etc etc etc etc
good, I'm gonna need a wire job with the new motor;)
 

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Hey Spitter, not tryin to disagree with you cause what your doing looks great, but when I did my boat I found a place that sells fleet parts for large simi trucks, they had wire that had two # 10's , three #12s, and six #14's, all in one wire.
I ran it back under the pass. side of the boat andmounted a plate with all of my relays, a positive stud and a neg stud, and wired everything up from there.
I run everything off of the little 40amp cube relays that you can get at the same place for about five bucks each.
I left enough wire that if needed I can remove a couple wing nuts and get the plate out from under the side of the boat and work on it.
Keep with the instruction, lookin good
Hey Hass, I'd like to see some photos of your set up. I never thought about the trucking world and what they might have to offer. That would be neat and compact. Greg
 
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