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Old 26 October 2005, 10:51   #1
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Re-Wire

Anyone in my neck of the woods (South Hampshire - VERY South) interested in a RIB re-wiring job over the winter? + re-locate battery from aft to console c/w master switch etc.

Not got a fortune - will buy the materials and pay labour to right person? RIB winterised in Barn - power available.

Anyone interested in assisting?
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Old 26 October 2005, 13:28   #2
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Give me a PM if you need help, gonna give my boat a birthday over winter too.
I am a spark by trade, have been for 14 years. So I may be able to help with some of the bits if you let me know what you are after such as battery cables, wires, connectors,etc.
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Old 26 October 2005, 14:24   #3
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I know someone who is a professtional boat maintaince person who is in need of work at the moment. Give me a PM and I'll put you in touch; he is extremly competative and will vallet your boat as well.
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Old 26 October 2005, 21:19   #4
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use good components

http://www.aquafax.co.uk

look under electrical and have a good look at Blue sea stuff, you can't get better that I know of they also sell Marine Cables
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Old 27 October 2005, 13:25   #5
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Yep, I agree entirely with Rogue Wave. Definitely use marine cable as it is tinned so doesn't corrode like auto or household cable will. Also worth using adhesive lined shrinkwrap on all crimped connectors to keep moisture and corrosion out. Try merlinequipment.com not cheap but very good. They sell BlueSea and BEP... nice, quality stuff.

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This guy does it for a living, don't know what his rates are like, nor his work but came over as genuine.
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Yep, I agree entirely with Rogue Wave. Definitely use marine cable as it is tinned so doesn't corrode like auto or household cable will. Also worth using adhesive lined shrinkwrap on all crimped connectors to keep moisture and corrosion out. Try merlinequipment.com not cheap but very good. They sell BlueSea and BEP... nice, quality stuff.

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Old 27 October 2005, 18:52   #8
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I used their stuff last winter to wire auxiliary engine
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Old 27 October 2005, 19:24   #9
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DIY it!

Suggest you go to the suppliers already mentioned, but why not give it a go yourself if you have the practical ability, it's really simple you know and that's the word, simple. Don't over complicate things and you'll be fine, you'll also gain experience that'll help you one day if you have a problem at Sea.

I'm local and could give advice if you like.

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Heatshrinkable crimps

They are good, but if you dont get one of those little heatshrinking gizmos for a propane soldering iron and use a heatgun it can melt the wire.

I used them on my landrover tow bar electrics over a year on and the trailer lights are still excellent. Available fron Farnell but branded "Raychem" or "Tyco"

"Blue" crimp
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