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Old 18 January 2010, 13:23   #1
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Where to buy basic electric bits and pieces?

Friends RIB needs a serious tidy-up electrics wise.

Basicly:
We need to tidy up the basic wiring system. Wires are all over the place so I plan on installing a new live/neg distribution panel.

Plan so far:
Install battery isolater
Replace all switches (theyre knackered)
Replace breakers (they're the ones you push when they trip)
Replace wiring (it's literly all over the place)

Can anyone direct me to a site where I could buy the following:
Battery isolater switch (key type)
Switches (See picture). 6 of them are ON-OFF, and the other 1 is PUSH TO MAKE (horn)
12v breakers (again see pic, they push out when they trip) - These are all for pretty low current devices, 10a will do them all)

Local 'chandler' is no good hence asking for your help!

I can source all other bits locally (cabling, crimps, connectors, heat shrink etc)

Also, see attached pic of the white nav/anchor light. It's a very narrow bulb that it takes (didn't have measuring tape with me) - if anyone has any idea of what type of bulb it takes i'd be greatful. Also, the cap is missing. It's not a threaded cap, it just sits down and turns a bit to lock

Thanks a lot folks

The boat is a Sprint 640 btw, incase it may help with the cap for nav light
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Old 18 January 2010, 13:51   #2
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www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk

www.aquafax.co.uk

may be of help....
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Old 18 January 2010, 15:31   #3
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www.asap-supplies.com or www.aquafax.co.uk as Jizm recommended.
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Merlin have everything you need - Their retail store is Here If you use marine grade cable and heat shrink connectors it will all last a lot longer.
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Merlin are ok, but they never seem to have much in stock. Aquafax are better, and unlike Merlin they have tinned wire in a variety of colours and sizes.
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We stock much of Aquafax's 12v leccy stuff, if it is not on our site then assume the ex-vat price includes delivery and you will probably be slightly over.

The majority of the components you are after will not attract VAT.
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Clew Bay Boats, Westport. should have most of what you need.
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