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  • What connectors should these be replaced with?

    So my dad recently bought at 2003 Century deck boat and immediately had to replace a couple of dials as they were not working. While helping him hook up the second dial I immediately saw why they had stopped working, as it was obvious that a rat/mouse had a grand feast on the wire coating. So now I am trying to figure out what connectors I need to replace the old connectors with.

    Here is a picture of the damage: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2dgaphdxw5...02188.jpg?dl=0

    So I know I need to use .25 nylon disconnects, but I am trying to figure out what to do about the two wires per disconnect. I havenít found any disconnects online that support two wires, so I am wondering if it was done with two 16ga wires stuck into one 10-12ga disconnect? Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Matthew

  • #2
    Originally posted by macvillematt View Post
    , so I am wondering if it was done with two 16ga wires stuck into one 10-12ga disconnect? Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Matthew

    Probably 14 or 12 ga connector.


    Might want to do something about that screw before you rip your arm open.



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    • #3
      Wow!!! All the more reason to hate rodents. Looks like standard crimp connectors with heat shrink over the barrel for waterproofing. You put two or more wires into a lug before crimping depending on the gauge of wire
      1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
      1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

      Link to Chaparral restoration- http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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      • #4
        This should work. Its called a "Piggy Back Spade Terminal". Look on Amazon

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