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Old 06 May 2011, 07:46   #21
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...Proper installation.
Some insulating caps over the +ve terminals would be nice...

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Old 06 May 2011, 08:42   #22
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Good luck with the re-wire, I was in the same position as you about 6 months ago, boat needed completely re-doing and I didn't have a clue as to where to start. Thanks to some great advice on here and detailed instructions from DHD all is now done and back on the water. Yes I've made mistakes and done things a bit cack handedly but it all works (at the moment) and most importantly I know the boat and the electrics very well, if I get a fault amongst the 12V wiring I'm confident of putting it right myself
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Old 06 May 2011, 10:43   #23
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Some insulating caps over the +ve terminals would be nice...

Covers fitted when the sealer is dry

Anyway not my boat anymore but still ok I believe
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Old 06 May 2011, 11:22   #24
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I was in the same position as you about 6 months ago,the boat needed completely re-doing and I didn't have a clue as to where to start. I've made mistakes and done things a bit cack, If I get a fault amongst the 12V wiring now, I'm f'ked.
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Old 06 May 2011, 11:50   #25
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Hey at least I didn't get my A frame made up by a trike riding Porn star!
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Hey at least I didn't get my A frame made up by a trike riding Porn star!
Did I?!!!

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Old 07 May 2011, 05:44   #27
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Thanks for all replies, I appreciate it. I finished fitting the fuel trays and have connected up the fuel system last weekend. Shift and gear link cables to fit next and the throttle installation, together with trim and tacho gauges.

Next the electrics. Battery box on order, together with battery isolator, rocker switches, fuse box, bus-bar, etc.

Pics to follow.
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If it doesn't rain it pours!

Fed most of the cables through the under-deck trunking for the outboard, throttle, etc. Because the aperture is quite tight (under-deck trunking), I disconnected the throttle wiring to the remote control to haul it through. At some point the start in gear protector (a little electrical switch plunger) in the remote control throttle has taken been damaged when I was putting it all back together. I checked my Tohatsu parts and it doesn't show up. I've emailed Tohatsu UK to see if they can help.

The part is made by Omron in Japan. Part number: 1566RRA

Not holding out much hope. I've rebuilt the part and held it together with epoxy, however I'd rather have a replacement, as these things always niggle me when I'm out. Anyone know of a Tohatsu remote control unit that's being broken for spares?

Is they're a knack to hauling cables through - do you grease them to aid?

The only silver lining was firing the engine up after one and a half years! Bit smokey... but music to me ears.
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Old 16 May 2011, 01:41   #29
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Omron are a well known switch manf. Try looking on RS or Farnells websites. I find a squirt of silicone spray helps when drawing cables through the trunks, also have somone at the other end feeding the cable into the trunk as you pull.
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My old Yamaha control box had a similar broken microswitch and I just replaced it with one of these V3 Style Alarm TamperSwitch : Micro Switches : Maplin 2.99 (you can gently remove the steel arm if that is not required). Farnell or RS will have a wider range of microswitches if the above one is the wrong size though !
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