1978 Starcraft SUS 16ft - Rebuild and Fix'er up

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Lost But Happy
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1978 Starcraft SUS 16ft - Rebuild and Fix'er up

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Great thread! Love the in-depth electrical installs! Keep it comin! =D>

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1978 Starcraft SUS 16ft - Rebuild and Fix'er up

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I have about 20+ pictures of electrical coming up next.
1978 Starcraft SUS 16 O/B
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1978 Starcraft SUS 16ft - Rebuild and Fix'er up

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Main Electrical Rewiring 6/20/2021

I bought the Blue Sea Systems Mini Add-A-Battery Kit - 65A, Part number: 7649

This kit comes with an On-Off-Combine switch, and an Automatic Charging Relay, that will connect to a second battery. As always Blue Sea systems parts are top notch, I'm a huge fan.

I found a spot near the main starting battery to locate the switch and ACR. Built a small panel from aluminum angle for them
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I have mounted the parts to the aluminum angle and started to prewire the main battery cables here.
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Just a little look at the "in progress" electrical. It takes a lot of tools and pieces to do good electrical work....
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Here they are mounted to the splashwell. The starting battery sits right under this in the corner.
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I added a second panel to mount breakers and an isolated ground stud. I wish I would have used the full length angle piece so I had more room for parts down there..
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Here's some of the wiring coming together "behind the scenes". Big ground stud is super full, but works.
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Here is the final wiring.
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I'll post the wiring diagram and explanation in next post.
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1978 Starcraft SUS 16 O/B
Powered by:
1993 Johnson 48 SPL - 2 Stroke 48hp Model: J48ESLETE
1998 Honda 8hp - 4 stroke Model: BF8A
Minn Kota Maxxum 80lb electric TM
Boat build log