Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:03 pm

ukester wrote:What are the thick pair of black wires for? Do you also have red/white wires and if so where do they go?


The two 12 gauge black wires (the thick pair of black wires) are connected to the "LINE" side of the Bilge Pump circuit breakers in my overhead 12 volt DC accessory panel, these two thick black wires then tie into the terminal strips mounted under my main station helm in the salon and then onto my two bilge pump switches at the helm, The two switches power two separate bilge pumps, one forward and one aft.

I do have two red/white wires, they are red with a white strip spiraling around them. They go to the bilge pump indicator lights. If your wire in question is red with a white strip spiraling around it then that should be the wire supplying the power to the bilge pump indicator lights only, when the bilge pump comes on so does the indicator light through this red/white wire.

But you must physically trace the wires to be certain these wire colors apply to your craft as well.
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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:45 pm

Terminal strips installed, all wiring complete, All systems function tested SAT.
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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby Trowerpower » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:37 pm

Nice job!
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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby CaptainOpus » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:09 pm

A great job indeed! What are the two heavy yellow wires?

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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby Maestro » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:35 am

Very nicely done! My helmstation/main gauge panel is in need of a similar re-do...
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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby Jcbwell » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:52 am

Nice job! Could you share CB size for each function on your panel? I can't read p/n for CBs on my panel...

THANKS!
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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:44 pm

CaptainOpus, The two heavy yellow wires were already laced into the wiring harness from the factory for an option that was not installed (What option they were intended for I have no idea). The two wires run from the overhead panel down to behind the main helm in the salon, all four ends of the two wires were just hanging there not being used for twenty seven years. I decided to tap the overhead panel ends into two separate 15 amp breakers which I labeled "Fuse Block No.1" and "Fuse Block No.2". The other ends of these two heavy yellow wires I wired to two separate fuse blocks behind the helm out of sight and accessible through the access door. These two fuse blocks will power all of my accessories, I used Blue Sea brand fuse blocks and labels are available for them, even custom labels special ordered if you need one. I'll post pictures of the fuse blocks once I get them installed.
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Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:47 pm

Jcbwell, Twenty One (21) circuit breakers on the overhead accessory panel. Seventeen 10 amp breakers and four 15 amp breakers. I installed the four 15 amp breakers on the Windlass, Trim Tabs, Fuse Block No.1 and Fuse Block No. 2. Everything else got 10 amp breakers.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby CaptainOpus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:30 pm

Thanks for the information Carl. It has been a good experience learning about my boat. I think I have all but a couple bugs to get to. this should be the start of my season soon. Thanks for the photos of your up grade work, they were helpful as well.
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Re: Overhead 12 Volt DC Accessory Panel Restoration

Postby ukester » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:48 pm

in my over head i have 3 thick green wires-they run the blowers and the water do you have the same thing?
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