Bridge gauges

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Re: Bridge gauges

Postby jralbert » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:01 am

javalin390 wrote:each helm is wired individually and do not depend on each other for the boat to run.
Agree. But one problem is, of course, if you leave one helm running and turn off the other, it's still running. I left the FB ignition on for one or two weeks once. Turned off the cabin, forgot and went home. whoops. Whew, no damage.
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Re: Bridge gauges

Postby Busia » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:01 pm

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You can put a note there to remind yourself or wire them like this. This is how a 3-way switch is wired. The only thing is there will be no set on or off position, but you can turn it on or off at either location.
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Re: Bridge gauges

Postby EWRice » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:47 pm

I have mine wired with standard 5 pin relays separating upper and lower helm. The ignition always is turned on at lower helm. It can be started from upper or lower. The relay allows me to shut off and restart from the upper helm. But the main ignition is always killed or turned on at lower. This is no big deal for me because I almost always dock from the lower.
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