electrical

  1. J

    Breaker panel wording

    Hi, Is it possible and if so how would I change the wording for the breakers on my panel? For example I want to install a new breaker for a washdown pump in one of the spare ports. Where could I buy a "thing" that's says "washdown pump"?
  2. B

    Magnum Energy Remote Control Setup

    I have recently replaced the remote control on my electrical system with a new Magnum Energy ME-ARC and have a couple of setup queries. I have a 600AH battery bank using AGM batteries (3 x 200AH). In the setup for the battery monitor (BMK), at menu item 05B AmpHour Size, I have specified 600 AH...
  3. M

    Just starting out, have questions about charging the battery

    Went out on my boat this weekend for the first time -- a Hunter 27. At the dock before leaving, I hooked the battery (12V deep cycle) up to the charger. When I started charging it it read 35% and then pretty quickly got up to 45% but then stopped. I left it connected while we got the boat...
  4. R

    Grounding Location for Inverter?

    I recently purchased my first boat! A Neptune 24 by Capital Yachts, called Bon Temps (good times). I have MANY upcoming projects in line to restore this boat, which is around the same age as me. I just mounted a Go Power GPSW-300 inverter, but have no clue where the chassis ground wire is...
  5. H3newdog

    1983 Hunter 34 Main 110v breaker connections (Very techical)

    What looks like the original main breaker in my panel has some connections I can't find any information on so I'm hoping someone here can help. The main is double wide with a set of hot and neutral connections that I assume both break when off. Pictures of original connections attached. My...
  6. J

    DC Wiring - Neutral Wire

    I've just purchased a 1983 Catalina 25 with only basic electric systems (only cabin lights and navigation lights). It doesn't currently have a depth finder, etc. The previous owner did an immaculate job restoring most of the boat, except for the wiring. The wiring technically works, but there's...
  7. Benny GrowSailing

    473 - Proper Alternator / regulator wiring

    All, we recently bought a used 473 (Model 2003) and are currently working on the electrical system. I was wondering if anybody could provide some insight into the intended wiring around the alternator (Engine is a PERKIS M65). The wiring has undergone quite some changes but it almost looks to...
  8. Tricky

    Troubleshooting weird (I think) macerator issue

    I have a macerator hooked up to my gray water tank, and up until last week it worked, no problems. Last week however, I noticed the macerator wasn't coming on like it normally does. In the gray water tank is a standard bilge float switch that activates when the tank starts getting full. There is...
  9. H

    Completely restoring those old cabin lights with switch, socket, and bulb

    So I've had my 1987 Catalina 25 for about 8 months now and have done a few small clean up projects and tried buying replacement LED cabin lights from a certain online dealer for our boats but found the mounting holes didn't line up and I was nearly blinded with the super bright white LED's that...
  10. G

    Wiring Harness Upgrade

    Hi All, In the process of updating my wiring harness from the original, dangerous trailer plugs. There have been rats nests at each spot (behind the panels, battery box, engine). Starting to make sense of it, but still struggling. I've cut out the old trailer plugs at the engine and behind the...
  11. JL Stratton

    23.5 battery questions

    I'm currently trying to bring my 23.5 back to its original configuration and have a couple questions about the battery. First, does anyone know what the recommended battery was for this vessel. The PO (previous owner) of my boat had two huge size group 31 batteries stuffed into the right side...
  12. I

    Zinc eroding / bond inquiry

    Hey everyone, I have a 1997 336. It has a 1" shaft and I put one zinc on it. Should I put more than one? I'm replacing it every two months because it is eroding so quickly in the marina. I have briefly spoke to a few people that suggest a galvanic isolator should be installed. I currently do...
  13. T

    Lighting mystery

    Hi everyone, has anyone had all exterior lighting issues on their Cat? I recently purchased my first Catalina - 30 1978 she's had a few lighting issues. Anchor light is out since purchase Stern light recently burned the casing and went out. Port and starboard lights worked for a few days then...
  14. E

    I think these are electrical, but I'm not sure...

    I'm replacing the ancient electrical panel in my 1993 Hunter 23.5. When I pulled the old one out, I found the expected mess and started tracing wires. The pictures attached are of two connectors (electrical I believe since wires run to them under the floor in the cabin) at the rear of the...
  15. ripperbone

    Wiring issues with 12v electrical system on Hunter 30 sailboat

    I'm a new boat owner and my first foray into boat electrics was to try to install a battery voltage monitor. Got everything seemingly working fine until heading in from sailing and started switching on navigation lights and the (inboard) engine. Whiteish smoke started coming from below the...
  16. R

    Electrical Renovation-Battery Placement

    Hi Gang, My name is Al Reisser, proud owner of an O'day 20 (@1978). I have not had any electrical hookup as of yet. I have 2 seasons under my belt. My question is this: the previous owner had the electrical panel mounted on the starboard side inside the companion way. He had the wiring for the...
  17. Genesis V

    Galvanic Isolator trips Dockside Breaker

    Does anyone have an idea what's happening here. When I plug into shore power the breaker on shore trips immediately this is with the main A/C breaker on the boat in the off position. After checking all wires back to the panel for faults I found that when I disconnect the Promariner Prosafe A/C...
  18. LucM30

    Build a stand-alone shore Solar charge station?

    Hi all! First post on here. I've been lurking for a few months and learned plenty and now I would like your opinions on something I have on my mind. First my back story: There is shore power at my marina, but not at my slip. We don't consume much power - no fridge: we have an ice box, and...
  19. Genesis V

    Solar Junction Box Repair

    Well I should have seen it coming. The main sheet caught on the positive cable exiting my flexible solar panel and ripped the junction box clean off. Image by Genesis V posted Jul 4, 2016 at 9:12 PM Is there anyway to repair this? It a $400 replacement. Would be nice to solder on extension...
  20. C

    Hunter 40 aft berth storage compartment modification

    A while back I stumbled on someone's video or likely picture story on how they added pneumatic rams to assist opening up compartment cover, added LEDs, built battery storage compartment and cleaned up the wiring adding various devices. If you know where to find, I'd appreciate the heads up...