If you're talking about wiring the battery charger, the instructions have all the pictures you need for any application. But the simple answer is you just wire the charger direct to each battery separately. It will have a set of two wires for each battery depending on a 1, 2, or 3 bank charger. You may have to extend the cables to reach from the console to the batteries. Just make sure the connections are waterproof.
Sorry I am just talking about hooking up the batteries to the switch. I am not sure if I am putting a charger in or not yet. But just re hooking up the batteries in the spring. Was wondering if anyone had a diagram for that in the 218.
Normally you use a 3 bank charger with a set of leads for each battery.
OK I am not familiar with this.
This is how the boat is wired BTW.
Since the thread is alive again,..thanks for the tip on the 3 bank charger. I got the MinnKota. Nice unit. I also added a second VSR after speaking with Yamaha who said it was no problem if they both ended up on at once. My VSRs are not powered when the switches are OFF, as Sailfish wired them. I did not change the existing VSR wiring, only added a second. Either or BOTH alternators will charge the house battery. If both VSRs open up, all 3 batteries will be connected through the VSR. If either VSR opens up, that engine's alternator will charge the house and that engine's battery (which would already be full). The MinnKota is connected to each battery individually. It senses the battery type and keeps it in good condition. It appears my house battery is not great. It will not reach full charge. I suspect this is due to the 18 months the boat sat at the dealer running the bilge off charger. Still I have had zero issues with it so far, probably because both engine batteries are solid but I will likely replace that house soon "just because". I would actually love to go to a better battery chemistry but I don't feel like the alternators would charge it properly! Any thoughts on that? Currently there are 3 identical lead acid batteries in there. I would love to get a deep cycle so I can run the radio when we are at the beach or anchored and not be concerned about running it down too much. At the house, the MinnKota will get it to full charge. They are group 24 in there now I believe.
Ron will correct me if I am wrong, but I think it's wired like this...
Hey, just a quick question, the "Boat positive lead(s)" on the diagram, is that just where all the accessories and such would be attached? So in theory those should already be attached, I just need to hook up the batteries as illustrated.
mdebonis11: specifically in 241cc model
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edkath: What is the common width used for boat lift bunks for a 2019 Sailfish 245 DC?
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fishnfool: ed you might try posting this up top for better visibility.
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gig3: Hello, Seaman Rich, in central Florida just purchase a 1996 17'-6" CC Sailfish and looking for advise and knowledge from all.
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fishnfool: Welcome Rich. Congrats!
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finatic: Closing in on 700 nice, minus one we lost one.
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rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
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fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
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finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
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finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
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