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    What size trolling motor wire ?
from RonU  
1/31/2012 9:11:15 AM

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 I just got a 17' aluminum boat with a #75 lb straight 24v.
trolling motor. It has #8 cu in it now,would you go to #6 or
# 4cu. The trolling motor is a regular suck the battery down
run forever Motor Guide.I have two 29 class batteries installed.
Tanks
RonU



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   TM Wiring from derick881 #19465  1/31/2012 10:59:59 AM
 Ranger boats have always come standard with #4 wiring. I think it is way overkill myself but you aren't going to have a problem with it I guess.


   Thanks from RonU  2/1/2012 7:46:14 AM
 I was thinking my old Ranger had #4 in it. I knew #8 was to small and #4 is a little overkill as you said. But it would eliminate any chance of having a problem. Specially fishing the river with fast current. Thanks for the help Derick!
RonU


   Ranger wiring from Spiner B11 #12548  2/1/2012 5:24:41 PM
 Ranger Boats has for quite a few years used 6 guage wiring for the trolling motors. Its on their web site and I have been running rangers since 1994. 6 is pretty much standard now good luck Walt


   I azgree with Spiner B...6 ga. is standard from humminbird #11206 #11206  2/1/2012 7:20:18 PM
 Go with 6 ga. 24 volt TM on an aluminum boat should allow you to fish all day on a single charge without running down. You do have two batteries connected in series?


Humminbird


   #6 looks good from RonU  2/1/2012 8:24:46 PM
 I'm going to install #6,but I was thinking. If there was #8 used for a 12v and now your running a 24v aren't you using less amps? Of course I'm going from a 45lb to 75lb trust trolling motor. Would the amps be about same and not more?
Thanks
RonU


   one more tip from MikeF  2/2/2012 9:44:14 AM
 Use marine grade wiring. It's more flexible to deal with the constant vibration of a boat.


   6 ga. preferred, but 8 ga. is OK. from humminbird #11206 #11206  2/2/2012 1:49:00 PM
 You will be fine with 8 ga.


Humminbird


   Access Panel from RonU  2/3/2012 8:41:53 AM
 One thing it will be easy to do, because there is a access panel by the throttle handle. Mike thanks for the heads up on the marine wiring. Now that you said it I remember you saying it before. Hummingbird my dealer says the same thing as you said about the #8 wiring.
Thanks Again
RonU


   Wiring from Big Al #10768 #10768  2/17/2012 6:48:22 AM
 I have a Tracker that I put a MG 82 Digital on and did not change the 8 gauge. I talked with Tracker and they said they use 8 even if a boat is ordered with a 24V TM. I did research ad found that 8 gauge will handle 40 amps continuously so there is no problem with it. My 82 works great with the 8.


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