Texas Barrelback 20

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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The rear passengers will appreciate the extra leg room !
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Whoooo hooooooo!!

Can’t wait for a ride bruh!!!
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That interior floor is so nice. So nice indeed. Man, when I think of the work that went into that. Just beautiful and my hat is off to you.
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battery cables

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ok folks,
I read and researched and the consensus on battery cables is marine cable (tinned and multi stranded) 4 gauge is the way to go.

Does anybody think that 4 gauge wont work?



Battery Cable Specifications:

Specifications:
Gauge Stranding Outside Diameter Weight LBS/ft
8 168 .270 in .080
6 266 .340 in .123
4 420 .405 in .185
2 665 .475 in .285
1 836 .520 in .344
1/0 1064 .565 in .424
2/0 1330 .655 in .530
4/0 2109 .735 in .826

For use as battery cables:
SAE J-378 Table of Allowable Amperage for conductors 50V or less with 105C rating
Gauge Amps Outside Amps Inside
AWG of Engine Space of Engine Space
8 80 68
6 120 102
4 160 136
2 210 178
1 245 208
1/0 285 242
2/0 330 280
4/0 445 378
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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4 gage should be fine unless you are running a battery to starter cable over 3.5 ft. according to Crusader installation instructions.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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It all depends on how far you are going.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Hercdrvr wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:28 am It all depends on how far you are going.
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And a few other things... too complicated. Plug your info in here http://circuitwizard.bluesea.com/ to get a correct cable size. Get your cables made by www.bestboatwire.com and you're good to go.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I just went with 2 guage. Maybe overkill but I dont have to worry about not enough amps getting through. On tomB's recommendation I went with bestboatwire.com.
Got just the length I needed (made to order). Great price and fast delivery.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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2 gauge

With the Key Largo it's a pretty long run from Frame 1 up to between Frame 4/5
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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folks, with my battery under the bench seat, my cable runs are all the way to the back of the motor (starter and grounding lug) and are 5 ft (negative) and almost 6 ft (positive) so I needed to go with 2 gauge.

I also used the bestboatwire.com and had them custom made.

As usual, thanks for all the feedback and help! You guys never fail to amaze me with knowledge and willingness to look up and share.

I'm getting dangerously close to firing this thing up! I probably need to research how to accomplish a dry start now!

Happy Friday all!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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dry start? something like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE37Gt70DF8
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Ken's video is really helpful. Another way, I have a flushing T in my intake hose I can attach a garden hose to. Then I open up the T valve and close the seacock. Throttle the hose so that you don't flood the engine.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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if you plumb a Y-valve into the raw water, you can put garden hose thread on it for flushing, and, emergency crash pump for the bilge.
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Hey folks,
I guess I should have been clearer. I have a valve and point to put the garden hose to flush the system, I guess I need to fill a big trash can and suck from that while filling it with the hose. My guess is the gpm of the engine may exceed that of a standard water supply from the faucet.
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