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Charles, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
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Trying to route a new wire from battery box to ignition

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Trying to route a new wire from battery box to ignition switch for shallow water anchor alarm. Cannot get my snake to show up anywhere after inserting in pvc that other wires run through.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

If you have not already tried to do so, run it from the console end and toward the rear of the boat. It may be necessary to remove a panel, or even a vent on the rear of the boat to access the snake. After you locate it, you can bend it around to where you need it to exit into the bilge area so that you can run the wire.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You are offering nothing more than i have tried. Gone from bot directions. Do not think it is a solid chase fri console to stern!
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

There are wire hangers inside the loom that you must be hitting. Try to go just under the main loom in the boat to avoid the hangers. You could also try to remove any plates from the front inside the console to get a better shot with the snake.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Plates insude console? Snake travels unrestricted just does not come out anywhere?
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

What brand and size is your boat?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2005 Sea Chaser by Carolina Skiff, 225 Bay Runner - 22.5 feet.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

'Thanks, ***** ***** be a ring or something where the rigging enters the floor isnide the console. Take it up to give you a better shot at the tube. Make sure that the snake, when you let it go, is not starting to self curl either. It will curl up inside the hull and be impossible to locate.