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Old 03 June 2018, 11:35   #1
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Cost to rewiring a Zodiac Medline 3

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Anyone who might know what the cost could be to rewire a Zodiac Medline 3?
Wiring batteries
Wiring to NAV lights
Fuse box
Control panel
etc??

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Old 04 June 2018, 15:01   #2
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here in the states, that a pretty big job, at least 2 full days labor plus supplies.
how old is the zodiac?
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Old 04 June 2018, 15:26   #3
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Thanks for replying the Zodiac is 14 years old - 2004
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Old 05 June 2018, 04:49   #4
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Have a go at doing it yourself, you can get all the wiring components online, it would be a fun project.
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Have a go at doing it yourself, you can get all the wiring components online, it would be a fun project.


Iíd certainly do a job like that myself, partly because Iíve rarely seen a professional do a neat job of it, and donít trust them not to skimp on materials. Mostly because itís time rather than skill.

My one caveat would be make sure you have decent tools - a badly made crimp is a liability.
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^^^^^ what he said +1
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My one caveat would be make sure you have decent tools - a badly made crimp is a liability.
My one caveat would be make sure you never use crimps, long term they'll let you down. Solder everything and use strain relief at each connection.
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My one caveat would be make sure you never use crimps, long term they'll let you down. Solder everything and use strain relief at each connection.


Oooooh! I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell you you're wrong
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If you're tempted to do it yourself then don't scrimp on the parts you fit. Blue Sea Systems are great for fuse boxes, battery isolator, etc (in my opinion).

I didn't know the first thing about electrics and gleaned most of the information from this site, including the golden rule of using tinned cable.
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Hehe, well you're here!
Much of the Delta wiring was crimped using hot melt adhesive crimps but over time they had failed and the copper was rotten, even the tinned cable had deteriorated.

Soldering makes sure the current is carried by every single strand within the cable, even if there's some cable surface deterioration the whole conductor is acceptably functional.
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Much of the Delta wiring was crimped using hot melt adhesive crimps but over time they had failed and the copper was rotten, even the tinned cable had deteriorated.



Soldering makes sure the current is carried by every single strand within the cable, even if there's some cable surface deterioration the whole conductor is acceptably functional.


You'll get no argument from me re. Soldering
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