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Old 01-13-2016, 02:14 PM
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Be sure and look over the scupper tubes closely. They have a habit of leaking. We fiberglassed ours in and stopped the problem. Double check and make sure the bracket bolts are tight and sealed well also. I put 2 house batteries in my '95 and also added Blue Seas VSR's so the house batteries would get charged when the motors were running.
The HPDI's have auxiliary charging for the house batteries. No VSR needed.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:55 PM
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Be sure and look over the scupper tubes closely. They have a habit of leaking. We fiberglassed ours in and stopped the problem. Double check and make sure the bracket bolts are tight and sealed well also. I put 2 house batteries in my '95 and also added Blue Seas VSR's so the house batteries would get charged when the motors were running.
Yea I have read up on them. I'm going to do stainless steel scuppers from gemlux so I'll address the issues then. As gary999 said the yamaha hpdi have aux charging lead which both motors will be hooked up to the house battery. Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:50 PM
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Panel just came in! Can't wait to see it installed and lit up. All switchs and regulator logo are blue back lit. Big thanks to new wire marine for design and making it better then I imagined
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Old 01-16-2016, 04:50 PM
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Couple more with Raymarine C120.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:20 AM
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The dash looks sharp. Keep the updates coming.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:30 AM
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Yea I have read up on them. I'm going to do stainless steel scuppers from gemlux so I'll address the issues then. As gary999 said the yamaha hpdi have aux charging lead which both motors will be hooked up to the house battery. Thanks!
Only use one engine to charge the house battery. If you need more current to run electronics consider installing (2) 100W solar panels and a controller. This is what I did and it works excellent.

The dash looks great. New Wire made my switch panel too. Nothing that elaborate though.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:11 AM
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Panel just came in! Can't wait to see it installed and lit up. All switchs and regulator logo are blue back lit. Big thanks to new wire marine for design and making it better then I imagined
My new panel was not from New Wire but it was back lighted and was very flexible. I screwed it up pretty badly installing it due to it being flexible. I wish I had installed a rigid plexiglass backing on it.

On the house batteries, I have both engines charging the house batteries that are paralled. No need for solar panels.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:07 AM
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I guess it all depends on what engines you have. Mine are Ocean Series and don't crank out enough current to power all of my electronics, pumps, etc. Back when they were in production there wasn't the demand for current on them that is required by modern day electronics.

My marine electrician advised not to connect both aux charge leads to my house battery as one will cancel out the other and I'd not benefit by it. Maybe it is due to the engines I have, not sure.

All I can say though is that I keep my boat where there is no shore power so the solar panels work great keeping the house and starter batteries topped off. For me it was the answer. YMMV
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:02 PM
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No shore power then definately solar panels. I'm not sure if both of my old HPDI's were hooked up the house batteries but I know both of the Zukes are and they work fine. Power demand has certainly increased over the years. The wiring is about the only complaint I can come up with on my 26. It was not a hard fix though.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:03 PM
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Thanks Guys. Haven't been working on it as much as I would like. Hopefully the weather holds like it has been here on LI.

I spoke with a Yamaha dealer about the wiring and they said they hook both aux leads up to the house battery. That way no matter what motor is running you are charging it. Like anything everyone has a different way of doing things. Unless I hear of a problem I figure I'll just hook both up if it cant hurt.

Gary999 I was thinking that it might be too flexible with the Raymarine c120 in the panel. When I go to install I'll probably reinforce it like you said.
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