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mduncan62
09-29-2007, 08:56 PM
I have a 94 tracker tx-17 and the fuse block is a little beat up, loose connections, electronics tend to shut off in rough water and that is a problem for me. Aside from fusing a new connection directly to the battery (thought maybe this would be the best route anyway) , has anyone replaced their block with a new unit, and what did you use? I'd love to have one that uses normal auto fuses, instead of the old glass style fuse.



Any help is appreciated.

rdant
09-30-2007, 07:29 AM
BPS sell a fuse block at a good price. I think Cabela's does too.

J White
09-30-2007, 07:34 AM
I wonder if anybody makes a add-on block with circuit breakers instead
of fuses? I know some of the boat co's are using breakers now.
Just an idea. If you can't find what you want in marine books, might
check into Jeg's or Summit, car stuff. Some of the street rod or even
race car equipment might cross over nice. I think some of the dirt track
wiring is even made waterproof.

shuorc
09-30-2007, 09:16 AM
The local Tracker dealer carries a replacement fuse block, some Wally Worlds too.--shu

Barnacle Bill
09-30-2007, 10:20 AM
Here is large selection for you, http://www.iboats.com/Fuse_Blocks/dm/category_id.216617--cart_id.655195044--session_id.295815520--view_id.216617--search_type.match

mduncan62
09-30-2007, 11:33 AM
Thanks Guys. I'll check with the local dealer first, then compare against other sites. Somehow I think the tracker dealer will be the highest.

CrappieHead
09-30-2007, 11:48 AM
Here is large selection for you, http://www.iboats.com/Fuse_Blocks/dm/category_id.216617--cart_id.655195044--session_id.295815520--view_id.216617--search_type.match

I followed this link and looked around and found only fuse blocks. I then went to the Search By Category on the left side of the page and under Maine Electrical to Marine Breaker Panels and found just what I was looking for.

toothpick
10-14-2007, 01:38 PM
I am perhaps the most insecure person there is when it comes to wiring items on a boat. I end up running all items separately to the battery. From what I have observed, a fused bus or panel is neater and simpler, but the process is just confusing to me. Could someone do a simple analysis of installing a fuse panel?

hogster
10-14-2007, 09:32 PM
A fuse block is nothing more than a power and ground source.One side is hooked to power the other ground.Then the fuses act as breakers between the two so if a short happens it will blow the fuse and not the device.If you want to install one just hook power wire to one side and ground source to the other and then each device to a different set of termials with its own fuse.alot less to wire and works same as running 15-20 wires all the way back to the batteries:D

mighty
10-16-2007, 12:20 PM
A fuse block is nothing more than a power and ground source.One side is hooked to power the other ground.Then the fuses act as breakers between the two so if a short happens it will blow the fuse and not the device.If you want to install one just hook power wire to one side and ground source to the other and then each device to a different set of termials with its own fuse.alot less to wire and works same as running 15-20 wires all the way back to the batteries:D

so you run your wires to the box and the part of the box that hooks to the battery has only two cables coming out a positive and neg, that goes to the battery?

My thing is I have two fish finders, and two lights i need to wire to my battery. I have one battery i use for the trolling motor, one to start and one for the fishfinders, and night lights.

Any suggestions?

toothpick
10-28-2007, 07:58 PM
Thanks Hogster. I guess old habits and old fears are hard to break. I will try your suggestions and if they work for me I'll get more bold!

toothpick
10-28-2007, 08:00 PM
Thanks Hogster. I guess old habits and old fears are hard to break. I'll give your suggestion a try and if it works for me, i'll get more bold.