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LF: 6 AWG Marine Wire

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LF: 6 AWG Marine Wire

Postby Oneeleven » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:01 pm

Extending my trolling motor battery cable and am trying to find the wire. Anyone know where I can find it? (Aside from online). Thanks :)
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Re: LF: 6 AWG Marine Wire

Postby lape0019 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:52 am

Hey Tia,

I doubt you'll need 6awg for a 12v trooper but if that is what you want and that's what MK calls for, hit up the Chandlery. It's on Poulin drive just off of Richmond road near Carling. I picked mine up there a few years ago and they had a couple of other sizes as well as all of the connectors to get everything to work.

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Re: LF: 6 AWG Marine Wire

Postby Oneeleven » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:15 am

lape0019 wrote:Hey Tia,

I doubt you'll need 6awg for a 12v trooper but if that is what you want and that's what MK calls for, hit up the Chandlery. It's on Poulin drive just off of Richmond road near Carling. I picked mine up there a few years ago and they had a couple of other sizes as well as all of the connectors to get everything to work.

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That is what it recommends. But I've heard people use all sorts of things. But I guess it's better to do it right. I plan on selling this set up to get a tinny in a year or so, so it's better to be able to say it's all up to snuff.
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Re: LF: 6 AWG Marine Wire

Postby lape0019 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:31 am

I just went and looked at the grid and was surprised to see they call for that for anything less than 45lb thrust for lengths of 20 feet.

Regardless, The Chandlery will be able to help you out.
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Re: LF: 6 AWG Marine Wire

Postby OntarioRider » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:25 am

Depending on the cost at specialty stores it may be cheaper to buy 6 awg jumper cables. They can be purchased for 30ish at Canadian Tire.
When I had to extend the wires on my trolling motor I went to a shop that installed winches on ATVs and got the 6 awg wire from them. I think they gave me 6' for very little cost. If I remember correctly MK also recommends a breaker to be installed to maintain warranty and protect the electronics within the unit.
I got mine online for a lot cheaper than I could get local.
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