Wiring question 2004 222 grady

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New member here. Not new to boating or offshore fishing. Divorced a few years ago..lost boat...and I'm ready to get back on the salt!!!!!! Im looking at a project boat 2004 222 Grady. Hull transom floor solid as a rock..it's in very good shape actually. Prior owner got in a situation and didn't think..took several breakers over the transom flooded boat swamped engine etc. My question is wiring on this year model Grady....was originally this wired with tin coated wiring from factory?

Thanks for any help...hope to have this project up n going by March n finished up by early summer...I will provide updates as it goes along.
 
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Just happen to see this. I have a 2006 222. Bought it used and it was very used. The wiring is not tinned but surprisingly have not had a single wiring problem. I just replaced the main breaker in the back as a precaution. Had to replace wash down and freshwater pumps as well but not a wiring problem. Everything else is fine.
 
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hey Skippy... good luck with your project! I am in the midst of my project boat (1984 24' Caribbean) and pulled all my wiring. When I am done the peace of mind will be worth the effort.

Ok, so that said... is it your intention to pull everything and replace it all? If so I can post some places where I purchased my wire/breakers/connections etc.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional... proof of that is in my post where I asked tons of questions (Electrical Upgrades). I took it very slow... enjoy doing it myself... and tried to penny pinch wherever I could without compromising quality and safety. There are people here who know their stuff and are more than willing to help.
 
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I've got the same boat. Replaced wash down and a few bulbs. Need to do tilt/trim seals on my Yam 225 4s. PM me if you need wiring pics etc. as I have the boat here at the house.
 
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hey Skippy... good luck with your project! I am in the midst of my project boat (1984 24' Caribbean) and pulled all my wiring. When I am done the peace of mind will be worth the effort.

Ok, so that said... is it your intention to pull everything and replace it all? If so I can post some places where I purchased my wire/breakers/connections etc.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional... proof of that is in my post where I asked tons of questions (Electrical Upgrades). I took it very slow... enjoy doing it myself... and tried to penny pinch wherever I could without compromising quality and safety. There are people here who know their stuff and are more than willing to help.
Going to start on this in Feb. I'm first going to check wiring for corrosion On each end of every connection.I'll take it back 2 inches n see. If it looks clean I'll Replace connections. New busbars battery switch, cables and all fuses and panel switches float switch, pumps, light bulbs etc. Run all new wiring for Vhf, electronics and everything on the TTop.

If I see corrosion or breaks in wire I'll completely rewire if needed. Hoping to avoid that if possible...time will tell.
 
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Skippy,
While you're in there you might as well replace the fuel line and sending unit gasket. Not a difficult or expensive task just for the piece of mind.
 
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Well...got all the supplies in...now the fun begins. Decided I'm gonna do a complete rewire using tin coated marine wire throughout.