Anyone baptized into the world of boating post-teen can confirm the existence of a hidden secondary hobby all boaters are conned into when taking-on a new (especially new-used) boat: keepin' the damn thing runnin'. ... read more
While the task of doing so can is highly diverse based on the boat/motor you buy and how you use it, learning the tricks and resources of the trade will make the process easier, less time-consuming, and far less frustrating. Not to mention that one mistake in maintenance/repair can be more costly than taking the boat to the mechanic to get the entire problem taken care of. One of the most potentially frustrating trouble-shooting and repair categories is boat wiring. While there is in fact 'much ado' about wiring, the wiring color-code system (in conjunction with an understanding of wire sizing, routing, etc) will be the electrical scale from which you compose.. your boat's wiring layout. To view the Boat Wiring Color-Code Chart, click Here
Thanks to Ancor by Marinco for providing the chart. Photo by Shandchem
The harsh marine environment is undoubtedly hardest on a boat's sensitive electrical system; a good reason to never settle for anything but the best marine-grade electrical components and parts. Thanks to the our wide selection, great prices, and quality products from trusted brands such as Attwood, SeaSense, Innovative, Aqua Signal, Perko, Blue Sea Systems, and more, our electrical category is heaven to all our DIY customers looking to do the job only once. We carry every type of boat navigation light, over 9 different categories of electrical switch types, and many options for fuse and busbar blocks, circuit panels and breakers, and battery terminals. You can be confident in getting quality and selection with fast shipping on all the marine electrical parts and accessories you need for your boat.