Live 12VDC Wire in Cockpit Storage Locker

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Live 12VDC Wire in Cockpit Storage Locker

Postby CaspersCruiser on Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:58 pm

During the survey of my 2012 R27, one issue uncovered was a live 12VDC wire for a downrigger installation located in the small storage locker under the starboard entry step. The wire and companion ground were discovered cut clean, but not sealed in any way- not even with electrical tape. The 12VDC wire end was heavily corroded. I capped both wires with a wire nut.

I've become acquainted with another Louisville boater who has purchased a new R27 and I checked the storage locker on his boat for the wires and sure enough, there was a clean cut, but unsealed live 12VDC wire labeled "starboard downrigger". A wire nut was added.

Is there port downrigger live wire? If so, where might I look for it?
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Re: Live 12VDC Wire in Cockpit Storage Locker

Postby Larry H on Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:09 am

In the port cockpit locker, up under the lip is a wiring bundle that goes thru a tube. The downrigger wire is folded up and in that tube. The fuse block in the port locker has two 40 amp fuses for downriggers.
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Re: Live 12VDC Wire in Cockpit Storage Locker

Postby rpmerrill on Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:27 am

I just pulled the fuses, left and right. Thinking someday I'll think of something to wire up back in the cockpit.
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Re: Live 12VDC Wire in Cockpit Storage Locker

Postby CaspersCruiser on Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:45 am

rpmerrill wrote:I just pulled the fuses, left and right.

Best way to handle it. Done.
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