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whats up guys..gonna rewire the entire boat before the season starts and I was wondering where the cleanest spot to put the whole wireing harness/board..I have it at the back of my block right now with that little aluminum panel but i want it somewhere else..thanks in advance
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whats up guys..gonna rewire the entire boat before the season starts and I was wondering where the cleanest spot to put the whole wireing harness/board..I have it at the back of my block right now with that little aluminum panel but i want it somewhere else..thanks in advance
cooper
I always thought about doing a quick disconnect deal (male/female plug in connector) rather than the more typical wiring block deal. It'd be awful nice to just take apart one weather tight connector to pull the motor than pull all the individual wires.

Never dug too deep into what is available, just thinking out loud.
 

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I always thought about doing a quick disconnect deal (male/female plug in connector) rather than the more typical wiring block deal. It'd be awful nice to just take apart one weather tight connector to pull the motor than pull all the individual wires.

Never dug too deep into what is available, just thinking out loud.
You can find all those goodies at www.delcity.net under weather pack connectors.
 

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That's the idea, but I didn't see anything that would accept 12 wires/conductors (give or take). When I was a jet mechanic in the Air Force we used to have some real nice ones that you'd push together then tighten a threaded collar on so they wouldn't come apart.

I'm sure they're out there somewhere. Of course since they were for US military useage, they probably cost $5,000 apeice. Used to be amazed at how much the simplest of parts would cost the tax payers.

Something similar to these, only designed to hold more conductors. They make this one from 3-40 conductors.



Watertight connectors
 

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I mounted everything on the back of the back seat in my boat. Everyboat I've ever seen the wires were mounted to the bell housing region on the block with those aluminum brackets, the wires are always corroded and covered in oil. Ill try to find some pics of my set up.
 

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im not running a wiring block. i just have everything alternator/starter etc wired seperate. it looks alot cleaner without the wiring block.
 

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That's the idea, but I didn't see anything that would accept 12 wires/conductors (give or take). When I was a jet mechanic in the Air Force we used to have some real nice ones that you'd push together then tighten a threaded collar on so they wouldn't come apart.

I'm sure they're out there somewhere. Of course since they were for US military useage, they probably cost $5,000 apeice. Used to be amazed at how much the simplest of parts would cost the tax payers.

Something similar to these, only designed to hold more conductors. They make this one from 3-40 conductors.



Watertight connectors
We have those here at Honeywell, but they are aircraft grade and very expensive. It would be nice to have some made with the shrink wrap insulation.:)bulb
 

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I don't run a screw block, just have the harness run to the engine block. Disconnects on, 1 MSD coil, 2 MSD distributor, 3 water/oil sender. Starter solinoid, starter, and alternator run down the rail.
 

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I have a custom made harness for a jet with the mercruiser plug. 20' boat with saddle tanks, and I think power to both sides of the dash. I think the tach is on the port side? It's new, never used.
 
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