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Offline Mike W.

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Wiring my boat
« on: February 14, 2003, 05:28:45 PM »
Guys,

I'm doing some work on my boat this winter and I was wondering if I should wire the accessories (live well pump and fish finder) to the battery used for the trolling motor or to the main battery. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re:Wiring my boat
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2003, 06:28:53 PM »
Mike:

My recommendation would be to connect all that to your cranking battery, but be sure each circuit is adequately fused.  All the boats I've ever had have come from the factory wired that way.

Beyond that, you should never connect a sonar to the trolling motor battery unless you're prepared for the interference (noise) that is likely to occur.

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Re:Wiring my boat
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2003, 07:16:19 PM »
Ditto what Charles said!  Trolling motor only on the trolling motor battery....

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Re:Wiring my boat
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2003, 07:28:19 PM »
Joe and Charles,

Thanks Guys. Thats the way I'll do it.

Mike
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Re:Wiring my boat
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2003, 07:09:24 PM »
from basser wire all to your cranking battery