wiring

  1. C

    Wire connections from mast base to deck plug

    I need help on electrical connection from mast to deck. Bought new plug and receptacle from bwy and now on to mast wiring which has 4 wires, 2 coming out from holes on opposite sides of mast near base. Both have male/female connectors to each other but how do you get 4 wires, two plugs into one...
  2. D

    1974 O'Day 20 electrical questions

    I just got this boat and have a couple of questions. 1) Where was the original battery location? This one is installed on the port berth under the cockpit. It is not square and is braced by a random 2 x 4. I am thinking of moving it to the locker on the starboard side of the cockpit. Is that...
  3. ArmyNavy

    Forecastle wiring - Hunter Legend 35.5 '91

    I am new owner of a 1991 Hunter Legend 35.5. I am replacing bad Port/Starboard Navigation Lights mounted on bow pulpit. The wiring comes through port side of pulpit railing. It has corroded to the point that there isn't a manageable/usable amount of wire left to connect new lights. My...
  4. Ken13559

    Add starting relay

    I would like to fit an additional starting relay as I'm tired of the "hit or miss" starting issue with my Yanmar 2GM20F. Could anyone share their setup wiring diagram with me? Much appreciated. :)
  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. Flip Rutledge

    H31 mast wire install

    I am trying to install a masthead wind sensor. Has anyone successfully installed a new wire through the mast step without removing the trim on the head door. I can get a fish tape in through the bottom, but it stops at the step. It seems the tube through the step does not line up well with the...
  7. 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...
  8. limbodog

    An introduction and a request for tips/advice/wisdom for an idiot in a 1985 40'

    Hello everyone! "The only true knowledge comes from knowing that you know nothing." - Miss Piggy First, let me introduce myself: I'm a 45 year old guy from Boston who had been kind of daydreaming about being a liveaboard for several years now. I have an uncle who did it on a 23' Sea Sprite...
  9. 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...
  10. T

    Deck Light Switch

    Hi everyone, I have a combination of problems with the foredeck light on my Beneteau 281. It's a Perko combination type, steaming light and foredeck light. Issue one is that I'm not certain I have it wired correctly. We had the mast off and labeled the connection block, but not sure. More...
  11. higgins

    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    I had the suspicion that my Catalina 30 (87) engine panel was wired by a maniac, and the repairs for the lightning strike gives me a change to really get my head into that. I have new buzzers and warning lights, new bulbs etc and made sense of most of the wiring. But this thing still puzzles me...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. SabreToothedEngineer

    Bizarre bilge pump mystery

    I have a 1983 Hunter 34 (irrelevant to the topic, but I love to talk about my boat) that has a weird bilge pump issue. When I got the boat, it had a RuleMate 500 pump. This is the type with the internal electromagnetic level sensor with no moving parts. It is wired directly to a Rule Model 41...
  15. catawbahunter

    Battery Bank Wiring Question

    My Hunter 36 has 2 4D house batteries and a separate starting battery. The engine alternator recharges the starting battery but not the house batteries. I don't believe the starting battery was original equipment. I'm thinking that I need to wire all batteries together in series with an...