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Old 08 May 2006, 05:45   #11
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Old 08 May 2006, 13:50   #12
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I use 25mm ( about the size of your little finger ) very flexible. cost me 30 for 10m and I have the tool to make it up
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Old 08 May 2006, 16:11   #13
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Thanks for the replies guys.

My local welding supplier has some nice flexible battery cable for about 2.80 a metre and the bloke said the RNLI use it for, I guess, the refits in cowes.

All I need now is about a mile of smaller cable for the other wiring!
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Old 08 May 2006, 18:12   #14
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Thanks for the replies guys.

My local welding supplier has some nice flexible battery cable for about 2.80 a metre and the bloke said the RNLI use it for, I guess, the refits in cowes.

All I need now is about a mile of smaller cable for the other wiring!
Is it tinned?
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Old 06 June 2006, 05:40   #15
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Is it tinned?
Don't think the battery cable is actually. My other cable is.

Bringing this thread back up again because I have discovered that the battery cable I have bought is too thick to fit through the cable grommet thing on the outboard (I could get it through but some modification would be required).

So, is 25mm^2 being conservative? Will I be ok with something smaller and if so, what size? The engine is a 70hp tohatsu 2 stroke.

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Old 06 June 2006, 06:31   #16
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Tim: this is a good place to get a cheap replacement: http://www.marine-hardware.co.uk/ I bought a 6.5m piece recently for about 12.Have you got a photo of the gromit? Do you mean the rubber bit on the front where the cable enter the engine. If I were you I'd just drill the holes out a bit to make the cables fit......
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Old 06 June 2006, 07:58   #17
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Tim, thanks for the reply.

Yeah I do mean that (expensive) rubber bit. I could drill some more holes but it won't be as neat! Its not possible to drill out the existing holes I don't think as they are too close to the adjacent ones.

I got all my screws and normal cable from sea screw (marine hardware.co.uk). What is their battery cable like? nice and flexible?

I've just been back to the welding supplier I bought my cable from and they have 16mm^2 but not sure if this would be thick enough?

Any help appreciated.

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Old 06 June 2006, 08:38   #18
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http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.c...es/cables.html
Near the bottom of the page.
6 sizes listed, (4 battery, 2 welding) including the outer diameter for you to measure up.
You could probably start your tohatsu with some bell wire and 8 AAA batteries, smallish 2 stroke outboards don't need much juice.
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Old 07 June 2006, 02:44   #19
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Thanks for that matt. So you reckon 16mm2 welding cable would be ok? On that link you posted its rated at about 110amps. That sounds like plenty to me.

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Reckon it'd be fine.
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