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Old 07 July 2011, 08:07   #11
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Take a trip down to Aquafax, and get something like this.... Aquafax Marine & Industrial Equipment

A 30 metre reel of 16 gauge tinned cable and a handful of heatshrink connectors, and you'll have change out of a 100.00

Make yourself some headed notepaper, and you'll get discount. They've got a great selection of bits, and are ever so helpful.
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Old 07 July 2011, 08:09   #12
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I am not sure on the lengths of wires... its not the easiest place to get in to... I think they should be long enough though. What would the extra cost for the wiring be?
Not much, 10-20 quid most likely. Obviously it depends on lengths and sizes and how you want them connecting. If you have a look at what you have got and where you are putting the panel, let us know what gaps there are?
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Well, I have the boat here now, and thankfully, the switches are fine... its the wiring with spade ends and no heat shrink thats suffered. So in theory, I just need to strip back and replace the connectors, and then cover with heat shrink, which is easier then having to reshaping holes in the console

Thanks for the help!
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I used these guys when I bought all the wiring to do Time Bandit.

Quality wire and they sell all the heat shrink connectors, switches, panels etc.

GenuineDealz.com - Marine Electrical, Boat Wire & Cable, Custom Battery Cables

They also have an eBay store here:

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Buy Crimp Terminals Blu pushon sealed receptacle,6.3mm width TE Connectivity DP-6-63 online from RS for next day delivery.

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A 30 metre reel of 16 gauge tinned cable and a handful of heatshrink connectors, and you'll have change out of a 100.00
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All the wiring in a single colour will make it a right PITA to find any problems in the future.
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You need to take a look at the wiring on something like a 100' Sunseeker or similar, they only use red, black and green!

And how about your house wiring, that's not colour coded either.

It's actually getting increasingly difficult to get tinned in any more than about 3 or 4 colours, although For most boats/ribs that isn't going to be a problem, as your only going to have a few circuits.
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I quite like RS's prices, but find the website a nightmare to navigate around. So I buy my heatshrink terminals, tiewraps, heatshrink, fuse holders etc from tie wraps direct. They don't have a website, but call them for a catalogue on 0114 249 9259 or email ..... mail@cableties-direct.co.uk

They have an amazing range of items in stock
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You need to take a look at the wiring on something like a 100' Sunseeker or similar, they only use red, black and green!

And how about your house wiring, that's not colour coded either.

It's actually getting increasingly difficult to get tinned in any more than about 3 or 4 colours, although For most boats/ribs that isn't going to be a problem, as your only going to have a few circuits.
Aye, have you ever tried fault finding on a complicated lighting circuit in a house (eg multiple switches and multiple lights etc - its usually a jumble of unlabelled red wires). And in that world its normally fit and forget for decades at a time - whereas with salty, wet environment and lots of shaking dodgy connections are more likely. Even 2 colours would be much better than 1 (each "appliance" probably only having 2 wires going to it).
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Aye, have you ever tried fault finding on a complicated lighting circuit in a house (eg multiple switches and multiple lights etc - its usually a jumble of unlabelled red wires). And in that world its normally fit and forget for decades at a time - whereas with salty, wet environment and lots of shaking dodgy connections are more likely. Even 2 colours would be much better than 1 (each "appliance" probably only having 2 wires going to it).
Thats what I am doing now !!! Must get the garage lights working for when the boat comes home !
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