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Routing battery cable

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Whats the best way to route battery cable from the motor to the observation compartment? Under the floor or on the side under the gunnel?

Boat is a 01 VLX. 



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I'm in the process of doing this right now(getting all new skins so might as well while the boat is apart). I just bought some car battery cable from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LIB7O68?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00 then connecting them with terminal adapters http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JK9FTZI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00. I should be done this week. 

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Let me know how it goes... I plan on starting on mine in 2 weeks.  Are you going to go up the side under the gunnel or just on the floor under the passenger seating?

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Following! Looking to do this to my 01 VLX as well so I can fit bigger sacks in the rear compartments. I'm new to the boating world so I'm trying to figure everything out as I go, and I'm about as far from a mechanic as a man can be. I know how to turn a wrench and that's about it. Let me know how everything turns out and how you did it. 

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I ran mine up the gunnel. I also put a battery switch in the side compartment (the cut out where the cup holders are) on the gunnel so I'm not digging threw my observers compartment to get to it. Remember it is a much longer run to your engine now so you will want a larger cable then you had before. I used 00 tinned marine cable.

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I did mine on the floor under the seats.  The cable sits between the seat "wall" and the floor and isn't intrusive into those compartments at all.

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I got into the project this weekend... spent most of the time ripping out all old power and speaker cable from past owners.  I bought some 2/0 tinned cable and plan on running it up the side under the seats.  The helm power/neg when under the the ski locker and up through the hole in the storage compartment.  Ill finish it up this weekend. 

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I got a few pics, sorry for the mess I rewired all the speakers moved the stereo to under the dash and got all new skins. I am still cleaning it up. Also I do not have that access to run wires under the mls, I had to run them to the bow. I don't have the batteries in yet. 

okay so I have not idea on how to post pics, let me know if this dropbox helps.




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