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Old 28 April 2006, 18:37   #1
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Battery Cable

Can someone please advise me what battery cable I need? I would like some flexible stuff and my engine is 70hp tohatsu. I don't know the battery capacity off hand but its a normal sized jobby (will check it tomorrow).

Where is a good place to get the cable? I have found the following:

http://www.jgtech.com/Cable.htm

http://www.marine-hardware.co.uk/aca..._Cable_71.html

http://marinestore.co.uk/page/mrst/C...ery-cable-cut/

The prices on these links vary by a stupid amount from about 2 per metre to 15 a metre...why the big difference? I'm sure I'm missing something obvious but electrical stuff is not my forte!

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Old 28 April 2006, 19:46   #2
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Hi, 25mm should be fine, look for welding cable, very flexable. 2/m tops.

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Thanks guys.

I'm going to have a shop around some local places and see what I get. My last rib had some really nice flexible cable and I want to try and find something similar but haven't been able to yet.

Anyone know why there is such a difference between the cable prices in those links I posted?

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I could probably give you some, but you'll have to wait till I get back to work in about 2 weeks
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Anyone know why there is such a difference between the cable prices in those links I posted?
Tim, you shoulda learned by now...If it's boaty, think of a number and double it. Welding cable is nice and flexible, available in lotsa sizes, has tinned cores and fuel resistand covering. What better could you want? If you're not concerned about it being tinned, a set of big, fat jump leads from Machine Mart. About 25 kwid.
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They're all marine links though (i think)! Anyways, thanks for the tip jeff, there is a welding place near where I work so will go and ask them. Someone else suggested I get some jump leads and cut them up so will look into that as well.

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I could probably give you some, but you'll have to wait till I get back to work in about 2 weeks
Andy, Very kind of you and if I haven't got any in a couple of weeks, I'll take you up on that offer! Otherwise, I'm going to try and get some this week so I can fire up the engine.
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