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UhOh
post May 12 2011, 10:24 AM
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this is my first gauge i am trying to put in the boat and have no idea how to hook it up. the boat has a 40 gal under the floor i see where the sending unit is and the wires coming off of it. positve and negative, but i do not understand the gauge or the directions they give you with it. i actually feel like im not dumb enough to understand them but if anyone has any input into how to install this gauge that would be great.

this is what the back of the gauge looks like




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post May 12 2011, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE (UhOh @ May 12 2011, 11:24 AM) *
this is my first gauge i am trying to put in the boat and have no idea how to hook it up. the boat has a 40 gal under the floor i see where the sending unit is and the wires coming off of it. positve and negative, but i do not understand the gauge or the directions they give you with it. i actually feel like im not dumb enough to understand them but if anyone has any input into how to install this gauge that would be great.

this is what the back of the gauge looks like






Wire from the Fuel Sending Unit on the left(S), Ground connects to the top(G), (I) to the Ignition Pos.= fuel gauge is working when key is turned on.


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post May 12 2011, 12:35 PM
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Yep, what he said wink.gif And the spade terminal on the top right is for the gauge light.


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post May 12 2011, 12:42 PM
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ok so i take the ground coming off of the fuel sending unit and attach it to the ground on the fuel tank and run the positive from the sending unit and attach it to the the S and run a ground from my bus bar and hook it to the top middle and the I take a wire from the ignition and run it to that? what do i hook to the spade piece to get light on the gauge? (prob something i worry about in the future) is the a certain wire i use from the ignition harness ? (yamaha engine 4stroke top mount?)
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post May 12 2011, 01:08 PM
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The gauge light wires are usually purple, but not necessarily. If you have some other gauges with lights, just splice into one of them. The ground on the sending unit should really be run as a separate wire to your ground buss. It will work hooked to the fuel tank ground, but that ground is for static discharge protection and shouldn't carry other current loads.

Maybe this will help you..



See the purple wire looping from gauge to gauge? That is for the lights. See the red wire looping gauge to gauge? That is the + Ign. circuit. The black wires that loop are the grounds. Almost every gauge in the boat will need a + ign, a ground and a light circuit, plus a sending unit wire.


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post May 12 2011, 01:13 PM
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man that looks awesome behind that dash mine looks like a tornado of wires blew through there but the diag does help alot!! thank you
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post May 12 2011, 03:07 PM
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My God Larry.
I'm scared to see the rest of the boat.
Do you have palpitations when a fish bleeds or throws up on the deck??
TOO NICE Larry, too nice.
Really do love it!


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post May 12 2011, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (benny @ May 12 2011, 04:07 PM) *
My God Larry.
I'm scared to see the rest of the boat.
Do you have palpitations when a fish bleeds or throws up on the deck??
TOO NICE Larry, too nice.
Really do love it!


You wouldnt believe how much it helps to wire your own boat wink.gif

Thats great Larry, nice and clean, but you have to over-estimate the amount of Cu-tinned wire you need, like I did, if you ever want to run that hard line back to shore to get condition reports. I'm pretty sure with all the coils I have under my dash I could make a phone call from the Snapper Banks laugh.gif


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Lucky Jack - .......The Surprise is not old; no one would call her old. She has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She's a fine seaboat: weatherly, stiff and fast, very fast, if she's well handled. No, she's not old; she's in her prime.

86' Wellcraft 20 Fisherman "Guale Girl"
1979 Alumnacraft 14 - STILL got holes in it
2006 WS Tarpon160f - "Mudd Butt"
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post May 12 2011, 04:31 PM
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Yeah, that's my problem.
Leaving slack for impending problems later and having to coil them up.
Ain't no telling how much wave length distortion I've got going on behind the helm.


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post May 12 2011, 05:33 PM
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Gonna do it, do it right. Thanks for the comments yall smile.gif

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I'm scared to see the rest of the boat.


That's a little shabby compared to the rest of the boat, not many people look in here biggrin.gif

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post May 30 2011, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE (benny @ May 12 2011, 04:07 PM) *
My God Larry.
I'm scared to see the rest of the boat.
Do you have palpitations when a fish bleeds or throws up on the deck??
TOO NICE Larry, too nice.
Really do love it!


Larry is indeed a master and settles for nothing but the best. He replaced a deck in my small bass boat and the work was excellent. Thanks again Larry for the quality work. I am always impressed with the photos you post of your projects. I am looking for some of those 6 lb trout pictures this year. How about some photos of your Boca trip?
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post May 30 2011, 10:07 AM
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Thanks for the comments Danny, it was my pleasure. I'm glad you are happy with it.

I haven't caught a 6 pound trout in over a year, in fact I haven't caught very many trout at all this year wacko.gif I don't know where they are, but I haven't found any around Port Royal lately. We fished last Wednesday with live shrimp, mud minnows, finger mullet, pogies and gulps, didn't catch a trout. Did catch a 30 pound tarpon on a live shrimp, in a little skinny creek! It was amazing, it must have jumped 25 times. I figured it was warming me up for Boca Grande biggrin.gif Maybe I'll have some pictures to share.


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