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  • Crimping fuse holder

    The old fuse holder had a 4 way crimp.

    Should I use Buchanan C-24 crimpers...



    to crimp these?



    If you distort the tube, it wont fit in the housing. I have a Kline crimper tool and a ratchet crimper like the ones below.



    1990 Steiger Craft Chesapeake 23(pilot house)
    1974 28' floating pontoon dock
    1968 Sportcraft C-Gull

  • #2
    Re: Crimping fuse holder

    Ayuh,.... Better yet, go to a fuse block, 'n get rid of yer in-line fuses altogether,...

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    • #3
      Re: Crimping fuse holder

      Originally posted by Bondo View Post
      Ayuh,.... Better yet, go to a fuse block, 'n get rid of yer in-line fuses altogether,...
      More good advise from Bondo.
      I rewired much of my boat this winter and discovered 8 inline fuses located from "difficult to access" to "impossible to access". Simple result of adding stuff over the years and in too much of a hurry to get back out fishing. After the rewire using fuse blocks (2), I now have a standard fuse type and location should I need to replace one. It's worth the effort.

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      • #4
        Re: Crimping fuse holder

        No, this is for the dual battery switch location at the rear of the boat for accessory feeds. I have 4 fuse blocks and multiple terminal strips at the helm. This is how the boat was wired to begin with.


        1990 Steiger Craft Chesapeake 23(pilot house)
        1974 28' floating pontoon dock
        1968 Sportcraft C-Gull

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        • #5
          Re: Crimping fuse holder

          Oh, I just found these weatherpack crimpers...


          1990 Steiger Craft Chesapeake 23(pilot house)
          1974 28' floating pontoon dock
          1968 Sportcraft C-Gull

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          • #6
            Re: Crimping fuse holder

            Got her all crimped with the Delphi crimpers(last pair), worked perfectly.


            1990 Steiger Craft Chesapeake 23(pilot house)
            1974 28' floating pontoon dock
            1968 Sportcraft C-Gull

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            • #7
              Re: Crimping fuse holder

              I had trouble with those type of fuse holders, where they grip the fuse gets loose , on my VHF radios when transmitting, it was too much load for that type of connection. The radios worked fine on receive but wouldn't transmit. This didn't happen all the time but once is enough.
              36' x 12.5 ' Aluminum, Built by All American Marine, 1989, twin Volvo Penta AQAD41A , DP-A out drives
              Furuno 1623 Radar, (2X) Standard Horizon Matrix VHF radios , Si-Tex Color Max 11" plotter with black box fish finder. Furuno LS4100 depth finder. ZF Mathers Micro Commander Controls.
              Propex HS2800 propane forced air cabin heater.

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              • #8
                Re: Crimping fuse holder

                I hate those fuse holders with a passion.
                http://www.amazon.com/Ancor-607019-E...ne+fuse+holder
                is what i would use.
                1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                "Common sense is not very common"
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                • #9
                  Re: Crimping fuse holder

                  I like those much better Bruce. I appreciate the heads up K-2. I already installed them . If I have any issues, I'll swap them out ASAP.


                  1990 Steiger Craft Chesapeake 23(pilot house)
                  1974 28' floating pontoon dock
                  1968 Sportcraft C-Gull

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                  • #10
                    Re: Crimping fuse holder

                    You guys were right. Those yellow fuse holders are a total hack. I replaced them with a better product. But once again, there's a limited option for 10 gauge wiring, and no option for crimping them yourself. So now I have an extra splice in an otherwise uninterrupted accessory wire run.


                    1990 Steiger Craft Chesapeake 23(pilot house)
                    1974 28' floating pontoon dock
                    1968 Sportcraft C-Gull

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                    • #11
                      Re: Crimping fuse holder

                      If you are doing this in a run to an accessory fuse panel, I typically put in a breaker which has threaded posts.
                      1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                      Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                      2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                      Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                      "Common sense is not very common"
                      "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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                      • #12
                        Re: Crimping fuse holder

                        Thanks Bruce. You're probably right once again and my next post will be about adding breakers lol. The location is a wet one. Even the battery switch went bad. Condensation, etc. I'll have to work that issue out.


                        1990 Steiger Craft Chesapeake 23(pilot house)
                        1974 28' floating pontoon dock
                        1968 Sportcraft C-Gull

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                        • #13
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                          Re: Crimping fuse holder

                          This is what I just put in on my pontoon to drive the fuse panel.

                          Circuit Breaker Waterproof 30 Amp CB185-30 Bussman - Amazon.com
                          1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                          Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                          2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                          Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                          "Common sense is not very common"
                          "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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