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Old 11-11-2008, 07:25 AM
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Question Sourcing coloured wire for ignition harness

I am having a heck of a time sourcing smaller lengths of coloured marine tinned wire to rewire the engine properly. Any idea where I can get these remaining bits in Canada?

Tan 14 g – 10 ft.
Light blue 14 g – 10 ft.
Blue 14 or 16 g – 6 ft.
Brown with yellow stripe 14 g – 10 ft
Yellow with red stripe 12 g – 10 ft
Purple 12 g – 20 ft.
Purple 14 g – 20 ft.

I should have asked MMI about supplying them before I got my last order shipped up here.
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Smile Sources for by-ft marine wire

A while back I had the same problem. Found almost all my needs at Redden Marine--offering by the foot Ancor wire. Find them on the web. Also at some West Marine stores, or local chandleries.
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After much researching from Vancouver to Halifax with colleagues, I ended up getting mostly red and black, a little coloured wire, and simply going with a numbering system using number/text labels and clear shrinkwrap from Active Electronics. They have 10 stores across Canada. Sounds like this is becoming common practice, whereas finding single-boat short lengths of ABYC colour-coded wire is very difficult.
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I hate to provide advertising for someone, but bestboatwire.com seems to have such good prices that buying 100' isn't that painful.
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I am in Canada and in the same predicament here Rigsy - redoing my 67 Corvette 12v system and it seems the only way to do it to ABYC standard is bite the bullet and order the kit from Moyer.
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I've given up trying to find ABYC-coloured wires for my refit. I'll be visiting an Active Electronic Supply Depot in another Canadian city next few days. I'll let the group know what I find. Looking for:
1. Pads of wire numbering labels, and
2. Coloured shrinkwrap.
3. Clear shrinkwrap.
Part of what Acitve carries is here: http://www.active123.com then click on Wire Cable and Heat Shrink, then Wire Identification, then View All, then scroll to the bottom.

UPDATE: Keep checking this posting. I'll update it as I discover more.

1. Expensive wire labellers are not for me -- cost prohibitive. I have a cheap Brothers labeller from Home Depot that works well for larger labels with clear heatshrink, but not for tiny wires.
2. I bought Ziptape Rite & Wrap labels: http://www.ziptape.com/. Comes in cloth or synthetic tyvek. I bought the RW51: a roll of 300 labels, each 3/4 wide by 1-1/4" long, where the first 1/4" is a white write-on space and the remaining 1" is clear; wrap the written-on part first, then wrap the clear portion on top of that.
3. I also bought ZipTape MityMark: a little kit of 10 tape dispensers, each with a role of one digit (1-9 and 0); tear off a digit and wrap it on the wire, followed by the other digits required to make a number.
4. They sell a little kit containing coloured shrinkwrap, but were out of stock temporarily at the particular store I went to.
5. I did not explore Ideal Industries' wire marker products: http://www.idealindustries.ca/produc.../wire_markers/.
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I bought the re-wiring kit from Moyer. Included all wire, connectors, and diagram. Worked well for me. I did seperately buy a conduit to run the wires from the cockpit to the engine compartment.

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