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smallieobsession

What gauge wire?

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smallieobsession

Looking for some advice....I have a 14ft Lund w/25hp electric start motor hangin of the back. You put the motor, a battery, gas tank and me - @ 6'6" tall and about 280lbs in back and she's a little heavy in the rear end. I'm looking to move as much weight forward as possible and want to move the battery up front under the casting deck. Question for anyone though is what gauge wire will I need to run to give the starter enough juice. Again, 14 ft boat and from where I want to put the battery and then run the wire down the side and then to the motor I figure it's a 10-12ft run.

Thoughts on this? One idea was just to cut the ends off a pair of old jumper cables I have???

Appreciate any input.

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sparcebag

6 Ga.Why dont you put gas tank there? cool.gif I'm no electrician,and if its only starts 8 Ga maybe? I'm sure if I'm wrong I'll be corrected I know 6 Ga. is OK grin.gif

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Wade Joseph

The old jumper cables idea would work fine. I would reccomend 8ga. 6 would be better, but were talking a small easy to start outboard and a short distance.

I would also try to get the gass can up front as well.

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Cabela10

6 gauge in bassboats and walleye boats but you could get away with 8 gauge wire, plus it will be cheaper.

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sparcebag

The price isnt much different,8 is a bit easier to work with it bends & snakes through,not as rigid.I'd use 6 to be sure,but thats me.

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Cabela10

I think you need to ask yourself... How good of a current do you want passing through your wires? If you want the best, go with 6 gauge.

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smallieobsession

thanks all. I'm going to go the 6 ga. route.

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