need help

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by catfishman352007, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. catfishman352007

    catfishman352007 New Member

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    i need help rewireing my boat ive got a 75 hp johnson and im not sure bout the wireing situation can someone anyone give me some advise? my boat is a 1965 seacrest
     
  2. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Kevin, are you just rewiring the accessories - lights, bilge pump, etc, or are you working on the wiring harness for your motor?
     

  3. catfishman352007

    catfishman352007 New Member

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    wireing harness from motor to ignition switch and whatever else is hooked up from the back of the boat to the steering colom
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  4. tbull

    tbull New Member

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  5. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Do you need to replace the harness for the motor?

    I've never worked on a '74, but if it has a wiring harness with a plug on the motor end and then each wire terminates on the key switch (with maybe an extra wire or two going to the tach, kill switch, etc) there are a couple of ways you could do it.

    If the wires close to the plug are good, you could cut them one at a time and solder/heat shrink new wires on, making sure the wires are the length you want and then do a wire for wire swap at the ignition. I'm not a fan of that method, but it's cheap and if you take care on the soldering and waterproofing, you'd probably be ok.

    Other method is to try and find a harness or controls with the harness on eBay or a boat salvage place. I have a set of controls for a 1980 Evinrude 75 in the garage. If you do the research and they will match your motor, I can get them to you for a little bit of nothing. I switched mine over to center console and installed binnacle controls so the old controls and wiring harness are just taking up space.

    Good luck!

    Branden
     
  6. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Do you need to replace the harness for the motor?

    I've never worked on a '74, but if it has a wiring harness with a plug on the motor end and then each wire terminates on the key switch (with maybe an extra wire or two going to the tach, kill switch, etc) there are a couple of ways you could do it.

    If the wires close to the plug are good, you could cut them one at a time and solder/heat shrink new wires on, making sure the wires are the length you want and then do a wire for wire swap at the ignition. I'm not a fan of that method, but it's cheap and if you take care on the soldering and waterproofing, you'd probably be ok.

    Other method is to try and find a harness or controls with the harness on eBay or a boat salvage place. I have a set of controls for a 1980 Evinrude 75 in the garage. If you do the research and they will match your motor, I can get them to you for a little bit of nothing. I switched mine over to center console and installed binnacle controls so the old controls and wiring harness are just taking up space.

    Good luck!

    Branden