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Old 18 May 2013, 19:20   #1
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Electrics and accessories on a sib

The boat is a honwave t40 (aluminium deck). I use it for fishing, cruisng, kneeboarding and exploring.

what I want is a small fishfinder to be used as a depth sound as well as being used to spot good fishing structure. If I were to be using it for say 6 hours, what battery would it require? Also, where do you store your battery to keep it dry?

As I have got a bit of spare money from selling bits and pieces I have decided to spend it on the boat. I have already boat a steering and morse controls but I am debating whether to use them or not. I bought them off ebay for 36. A picture is attached! I am hoping I can just bolt it to the bench seat.

One thing I think needs attention on the boat is the bow locker. It was constructed by the previous owner from plywood but it starting to rot a little bit and look untidy. What have you used as a bow locker and how successful has it been?

any other suggestions of extras you have fixed to your boat would be useful also

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If you're using the FF while moving, battery size isn't an issue. If you're not moving, aside from fish, it's not going to show you a lot (as you won't be moving much, so bottom isn't going to change.)

For the anchor locker, I used to use a milk crate tied to a D ring at the bow on my SIB. Not pretty, but cheap and easy.

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If you're using the FF while moving, battery size isn't an issue. If you're not moving, aside from fish, it's not going to show you a lot (as you won't be moving much, so bottom isn't going to change.)

For the anchor locker, I used to use a milk crate tied to a D ring at the bow on my SIB. Not pretty, but cheap and easy.

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So do I wire the battery to my outboard? Thanks for the reply
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So do I wire the battery to my outboard? Thanks for the reply
Depends on the engine
some basic ones just have 2 wires that are for aux use such as lights but for using with a battery you may also need a Rectifier that converts the voltage from AC to Dc for charging a battery ,
A Old motorcycle one will usually fit .
Though some engines /models have rectifiers/ regulators as standard .

With regards to anchor boxes / electronics consoles some past post on rib net show some well made designed home built units especially in the US ,
For my anchor& line I have a purpose made anchor box as standard with the y boat
Though if I need space I just use a decent plastic tool box
though I did see an anchor box /vhf/ fish finder pod fashioned from a heavy duty 5 gallon plastic jerry can .
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Well I have a 2 stroke tohatsu 2006 25hp, anybody had experience with connecting batteries to them? I may just ring up tohatsu and ask them
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I did see an anchor box /vhf/ fish finder pod fashioned from a heavy duty 5 gallon plastic jerry can .
Got a picture or link to that setup?


Here are some other setups.
Nice looking Zodiac SIB

To have a battery charged by the motor, you must have a charge coil on the motor, and a rectifier/regulator. Are there a few wires coming from the flywheel area, that don't go to anything?
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Got a picture or link to that setup?


Here are some other setups.
Nice looking Zodiac SIB

To have a battery charged by the motor, you must have a charge coil on the motor, and a rectifier/regulator. Are there a few wires coming from the flywheel area, that don't go to anything?
thanks, I will check when I am next down my caravan!
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