After picking up my new boat last year, I'm slowly crossing off the jobs still to do, and the dreaded electrics is last on my list. The boat has under-deck trunking, so all the cables to and from the engine are out of sight. The entry/exit point is within the console for connection to the battery, etc.
If anyone can point me in the general direction (regards wiring) I'd appreciate it.
The engine is a 2006 Tohatsu 60hp (2-stroke) PTT. It's now mounted. Throttle and gear shift cables still to install - that's for this weekend, along with fuel connections.
What I plan to install:
1/ 12v battery in battery-box secured in the console
2/ Fit Tohatsu trim guage and tacho (I'll cut holes in the console once I've tested them)
3/ Extend battery cables (current cables are too short)
4/ Install battery isolator switch
5/ Install rocker switches/fuse panel
6/ Fit Perko light pole
7/ Fit DSC VHF radio and antenna
The trim and tacho gauges look straight forward as they have wiring looms and connect either to the throttle control or direct from the engine.
Where do I start? From the 12v battery, do I connect directly to the battery isolator switch, and from that to the fuse panel, etc. Also what gauge of wire do I need.