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by RivRunR
25 Mar 2019, 17:33
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Fishfinder Mount Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Fishfinder Mount Ideas

On my 2000 Lowe 1752 Roughneck I used toilet bowl flange bolts, yes, the ones used to anchor the throne to the floor, by inserting the bolt head into the track at an angle and then turning it sideways. Another option I used was to just cut out a 1/2" section of the track at the stern and then bolts ...
by RivRunR
05 Apr 2017, 11:10
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wire diagram-
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

wire diagram-

Your diagram looks good to me, but I'm no expert. Check where you show "12/14" gauge against this Marine Wire Size Chart , remembering to use the total length of the circuit (+ and -). The circuit breaker should match the total amp draw of all the accessories. I prefer manual reset breakers over aut...
by RivRunR
05 Apr 2017, 10:53
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with jon boat wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Help with jon boat wiring

Looks to me like the easiest solution for your LEDs and Navs might be a Bluesea Terminal Mount Fuse Block . Assuming you use the Fuse Block above, just run a positive lead from the Fuse Block to one side of the switch, then continue from the other side of the switch to the positive lead on the light...
by RivRunR
01 Jun 2016, 10:40
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Do I need a Fuse Box If I Use A Panel WIth Breakers On Switc
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Do I need a Fuse Box If I Use A Panel WIth Breakers On Switc

If there's not already one there, you should have a circuit breaker on the wire between the battery and the switch/breaker panel.
Best practice is to put it within 6"-7" of the battery, with an amp rating matching the load on the panel.
I prefer manual reset breakers so I know if there's a problem.
by RivRunR
01 Jun 2016, 10:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Source for Replacement Switches
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Source for Replacement Switches

The source for those switches is OTRATTW
by RivRunR
26 May 2016, 17:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Source for Replacement Switches
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Source for Replacement Switches

Maybe one of these?
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by RivRunR
26 May 2016, 17:49
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What guage wire for bow mount and 2 transom mounts and 4 bat
Replies: 2
Views: 475

What guage wire for bow mount and 2 transom mounts and 4 bat

First you'll have to find out the amp draw of each motor, and the total length of each circuit (both pos & neg cable).
Once you've gotten that there's charts that will give you the correct gauge to use.
by RivRunR
24 Aug 2015, 17:48
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical interference
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Electrical interference

Some ppl get interference, some don't. The only real way to know is to give it a test run before you do the final install. Johnson Outdoors (Minn Kota) sent me a ferrite choke (for free) when I called them about interference. Word of warning, don't test it too long with the TM out of the water, you ...
by RivRunR
24 Aug 2015, 17:36
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Motor Mount for a canoe
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Motor Mount for a canoe

I got this one about 2 months ago for my Old Town 146k. I've had it on the water 4 or 5 times and I've been really happy with it. Heavy gauge, solid mount. I also got the extension (#5054) for when I fish solo (bow facing aft), because the standard width of the 5053 didn't fit the gunnels when mount...
by RivRunR
21 Jul 2015, 13:22
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Humminbird 195c problem
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Humminbird 195c problem

Incorrect and/or rapidly changing depth readings at speed are usually a problem with the transducer's location. Rooster tails are either incorrect transducer location, or it's just the way it is on some HB transducers (but there are DIY fixes for that). Shut down and simulator are usually a power su...
by RivRunR
08 Jul 2015, 16:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Drift bucket
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Drift bucket

Oh, ok...I gotcha now. Seems like the bucket would work, but why not 2 anchors off the bow? Just curious.
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by RivRunR
08 Jul 2015, 14:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Drift bucket
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Drift bucket

You mean like a drift sock? I've always found them to be a PIA...but they can slow your drift. They aren't going to stop you in current.
For your cat fishing setup, why not just anchor on both ends, or tie the bow off to the dam if there's something to tie to?
by RivRunR
08 Jul 2015, 14:08
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring a lowe roughneck
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

wiring a lowe roughneck

are there any switch panels that have spst and dpdt switches combined? some of the spotlights I'm looking at have hi/low and would like to be able to run either/or instead of both all the time or would I need a single pole double throw switch? I expect there are dpdt (on/off/on) switches on some pa...
by RivRunR
08 Jul 2015, 10:31
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring a lowe roughneck
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

wiring a lowe roughneck

You probably don't need a "positive buss," your fuse panel serves that power distribution function. If you have a combination fuse & switch panel, and you have an accessory (like a fish finder) that you don't want switched, then it's probably easier to just use an in-line fuse and run your connectio...
by RivRunR
08 Jul 2015, 07:59
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring a lowe roughneck
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

wiring a lowe roughneck

Agree with what was posted above, TM directly to your deep cycle, and everything else on the cranking battery. TM should run as: battery positive, circuit breaker, TM. The TM negative goes directly to the battery, not to a buss. All your lights, etc., should run: cranking battery positive, breaker, ...