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Hey guys I'm redoing the wiring in the bass tracker i recently purchased. To start off, i am in no way a skilled electrician but I've gathered information and put together a plan. The picture below shows the wiring. Any tips, advice, or questions are welcomed! Please feel free to rip my plan apart if need be, i want this project to be safe and last! Thanks!post-51137-0-54153400-1416030786_thumb.j

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Your 24v trolling motor will only pull 12v with the batteries wired in parallel. You need to wire them in series. + from the first battery to the TM. A jumper between - on battery#1 and + on battery #2. - on battery#2 to the TM. A 60 amp fuse/breaker on the + wire as close to the battery as you can get it. Assumin you are using red for + and black for - in your diagram, the + side is what should be fused for each individual circuit and an additional "main" fuse/breaker on the + wire coming off the starting battery before the master switch. 

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Here is series compared with parallel. You need to wire in series to get 24v

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No navigational or anchor lights?

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No navigational or anchor lights?

You are definitely the most helpful guy on any forum, so thank you for that! And i understand the parallel system now! the navigational lights and anchor lights i assumed would be wired the same way the bilge/aerator was. The negative into the negative bus, the negative bus to the negative on the cranking battery, and the positive from the lights to the circuit panel then to a master switch back tp the positive on the cranking battery. And yes red is + and black is - on my diagram!

 

Thanks, Matt

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You are definitely the most helpful guy on any forum, so thank you for that! And i understand the parallel system now! the navigational lights and anchor lights i assumed would be wired the same way the bilge/aerator was. The negative into the negative bus, the negative bus to the negative on the cranking battery, and the positive from the lights to the circuit panel then to a master switch back tp the positive on the cranking battery. And yes red is + and black is - on my diagram!

 

Thanks, Matt

 And by circuit panel i mean fuse block. So actually the system would be from the pos power source to the fuse block then to the individual switches then from the switches to the accessory. Would i need any inline fuses in that case?

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You also might want to think about adding another power source running up to the bow. Even if you don't want anything up there now, eventually you probably will, so while you have access to it I'd put that in. You can run those wires to a power block and locate that somewhere easily accessible behind the bow panel. 

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That definitely is another option right now I have the wiring configured for a one battery system but it would be easy to add the other. Ill put a link to my photo bucket because i give up on trying to add pictures so they can be viewed in the original format! haha http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/MattyMillz12/library/Tracker%20rebuild?sort=3&page=1

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