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Electrical

Discussion of batteries, chargers, wiring, generators, distribution panels, battery switches, etc.
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Tennessee River Rat
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Electrical

Postby Tennessee River Rat » September 27th, 2017, 12:03 pm

Has anyone with a carver 506 installed led lights in the risers of the aft boarding steps. I did this in my last boat but cannot figure out how to get to back side of steps to install wiring. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Electrical

Postby mjk1040 » September 27th, 2017, 3:47 pm

Me thinks ur going to have to tear the aft cabin back wall apart to get there!
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Re: Electrical

Postby Lyndon670 » September 27th, 2017, 4:34 pm

You mean like this?
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Tennessee River Rat
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Joined: July 11th, 2016, 1:43 pm
Vessel Info: 2001 Carver 506 Aft Cabin 480 Volvo's
2007 Meridian 341 with 6.2 MPI Horizon Mercruiser Engines
1988 Sea Ray 340 with Twin 454's
1987 Stratos with 200 HP Merc
Location: Joe Wheeler Marina-Rogersville, AL
Has Liked: 3 times
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Re: Electrical

Postby Tennessee River Rat » September 28th, 2017, 12:02 pm

Yep just like that. ??????
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Re: Electrical

Postby Lyndon670 » September 28th, 2017, 5:01 pm

The aft closet closest to the port hull side is cedar lined. If you look closely, you will see small scews all the way around the perimeter of it. Unscrew those and you will have access to the empty stair case. It will house the cablemaster system and all of your shore power connections. I wired mine from here and installed a waterproof switch inside the hatch where the shorewater connections are.

FYI, I bought my lights for $50 at Home Depot. They are brushed stainless flush mounted landscape deck lights they even come with the drill bit to cut the hole. Besides my underwater lights, best investment I have made. And the cheapest!

Let me know if you need any more help!
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Queens Cove Marina
Georgian Bay, Ontario
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2007 Meridian 341 with 6.2 MPI Horizon Mercruiser Engines
1988 Sea Ray 340 with Twin 454's
1987 Stratos with 200 HP Merc
Location: Joe Wheeler Marina-Rogersville, AL
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Re: Electrical

Postby Tennessee River Rat » September 29th, 2017, 8:52 am

Thanks for the feed back. I'll check it out. I like the idea of the exterior switch. Although I may try and two way the switching with one close to the rear aft deck door.

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Re: Electrical

Postby Midnightsun » September 30th, 2017, 6:13 am

I have played around with "stair lights" for several years now in various applications. Many of them do not last more than a year however this is in 8 hrs/day every day application although this would be a non issue on the boat. The biggest issue I have had is the lights are rather blinding especially in cool white. The best and latest installation I have are these lights in the link. They are warm white and pleasing to the eye. The half shell design solves the brightness issue as it no longer is a spotlight into the eyes.


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Vessel Info: 2001 Carver 506 Aft Cabin 480 Volvo's
2007 Meridian 341 with 6.2 MPI Horizon Mercruiser Engines
1988 Sea Ray 340 with Twin 454's
1987 Stratos with 200 HP Merc
Location: Joe Wheeler Marina-Rogersville, AL
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Re: Electrical

Postby Tennessee River Rat » October 4th, 2017, 9:29 am

Thanks Midnightsun,
I did follow your link and was glad I did, that looks like a relatively easy electrical project with the way they link together.

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