Boat Battery Wiring Reconfigured

battery wiring

Sahale is charged and ready for carefree cruising after having her battery wiring reconfigured at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

The beautiful Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509 had her entire DC wiring system reworked from a “helter-skelter noodle factory” to a clean, orderly and efficient configuration, said boatyard Service Manager Chris Hawke.

“It was a noodle factory,” Hawke said. “The battery cables were helter-skelter so Lance cut off half of their length to eliminate unnecessary cabling. The more cable, the more resistance to flow.”

Yacht technician Lance McDonough did a masterful job on the work, which will allow the 2014 Jeanneau to take full advantage of her battery bank capacity, Hawke pointed out.

battery wiring

The battery wiring reconfiguration is the last project on Sahale’s list of service tasks at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard this winter. The crew also installed a fuel monitoring system, a water-making desalination plant, a fire suppression system, and they gave the graceful sailboat new bottom paint. (See blogs at Systems Installations for Smooth Sailing and Desalination Plant Installed.)

‘Before’ Photos of Sahale’s Battery Wiring –

battery wiring

A previous technician had center-tapped the battery bank, instead of coming off the end of the battery, Hawke said. “This diminished the efficiency of the batter capability,” he added.

battery wiring

This photo shows the “helter-skelter noodle factory” on Sahale’s batteries that Hawke referred to above. Experienced yacht technician Lance McDonough eliminated unnecessary cabling by cutting out half of it, thus reducing resistance to flow through the cables.

battery wiring

A bad crimp made for a bad connection on the Jeanneau’s battery. Lance’s skilled work soon fixed that. (These three “Before” photos taken by Lance McDonough.)

‘After’ Photos of Sahale’s Clean, Orderly Battery Wiring –

battery wiring

battery wiring

battery wiring

Sahale’s owner will now be able to take full advantage of the sailboat’s battery bank capacity after Lance’s reconfiguration of her DC wiring system.

Come see us and enjoy a top quality marine service experience @ Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

 

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