Radios on Marine craft

Discussion in 'Radio Circuits, Repair & Performance' started by W9GB, Jul 6, 2019.

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  1. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards & Technical Information for Small Craft recommends the following Color Standards (wire insulation) for Marine Wiring of Boat Engines and Accessories.


    NOTE: TWO (2) GOTCHAS to AVOID on Marine Craft

    1.) DC Positive Conductor (Positive Mains) is RED and DC Negative Conductor is BLACK or YELLOW.
    RED and YELLOW Conductors reduce the chances of accidentally connecting AC Hot (NEMA, Black) and DC Ground (Black) wires on Marine craft with AC power systems.

    2.) SOME Marine DC Systems are 24 Volt (aerospace, trucking) and NOT 12 Volt (automotive),
    KNOW Before Connecting.
    ANCOR Marine Grade, Safety Duplex Cable (18-6 AWG) in Flat or Round.
    ANCOR Power Products
    Power Products, LLC
    N85 W12545 Westbrook Crossing
    Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 USA
  2. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    First, you have to catch a marine craft.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  3. AA7QQ

    AA7QQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Had to rewire a 68' Hatteras. It was owned by an engineer. He replaced ALL wire on the boat with white & black. Of course, he put them stupid sticky numbers & letters on each end. They do not last in a marine engine room.
    Luckily, Hatteras sent a full schematic for the hull number of the boat.

    WB5THT likes this.
  4. AI3V

    AI3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    Doctors have a shot for that you know....


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