gnarlydog Posted March 23, 2020 Report Share Posted March 23, 2020 Well with all the parks and marinas closed in South FL, I figured now is the time to tackle a much needed rewire project on my 2000 Hewes Bonefisher 16. I've read dozens of rewire threads on various forums and feel as prepared as I'll ever be. I'm somewhat of a novice when it comes to electrical, so any additional advice is welcome. My set up is simple -- starting battery, battery switch, trim tabs, bilge, nav lights, under gunnel lights, GPS, stereo. 1) Any tips on rewiring the under gunnel lighting? These have never worked since I've owned the boat. I believe the wires were ran through small holes below where the lights were installed. Should I be able to tie a small rope on the terminal end of the wire and fish them out from the light end? If that fails are there any somewhat easy alternatives? 2) Should I spend the time rewiring the trim tabs? The port side tab seems incredibly challenging to get to from inside the boat. No idea how I could reach it, but figured I'd ask. Haven't had any issues with the tabs. 3) Any opinions on buying new new Yamaha wiring harnesses for the gauges/trim? Haven't had any electrical issues with the gauges or trim/tilt, but if I'm rewiring most everything else, figured now might be the time. 4) what's the best way to add/wire a new fold down anchor light? Where do you run the wires? I'm planning on buying ratchet crimpers (anchor single crimpers seem to have good reviews), anchor wiring and heat shrink terminals, liquid electrical tape, dielectric grease. Blue Sea Systems fue block with bus (12 circuits in case I want to add anything in the future). Any other tips/suggestions? I'll post up a wiring diagram soon of the initial plan. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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