I have a 2009 rinker 276 captiva bow rider. There is a fat green wire that hangs down by the bilge

trash1trash1 Posts: 3Member
Pump. It is not hooked to anything. It has a circle brass fitting on it. It just hangs there, I think it is a ground.help.

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  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 570Member ✭✭✭
    Pic would help a ton, also what engine?
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • trash1trash1 Posts: 3Member
    Engine is 8.1
  • TikiHut2TikiHut2 Sarasota, FlPosts: 1,431Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2013
    Almost definately a bond wire for the through hull. No pics with me while I sit in a tragically boring meeting. Maybe this evening Il dig one up.
    Post edited by TikiHut2 on
    2004 FV270, 300hp 5.7 350mag MPI Merc 305hrs, 2:20 Bravo3 OD w.22p props, 12v Lenco tabs, Kohler 5kw genset, A/C, etc.etc...
    Regular weekender, Trailer stored indoors, M/V TikiHut, Sarasota, Fl
  • trash1trash1 Posts: 3Member
    I have traced the wire down and it goes to a ground block at the back of the boat. This wire may not have a purpos, but it seems like it should connect to the motor. Any thoughts?
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 1,999Member ✭✭✭✭
    I think I have a green ground wire attached to my fuel tank.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • IcebreakerIcebreaker Posts: 6Member
    edited August 2013
    FYI, I have discovered a ton of unconnected wires in my boat, including the mentioned green wire. I suspect most Rinkers comes pre wired for options you might not have. The one in the bilge is probably a ground strap for the genset. Mine was ordered without a bow windlass, when I started to install my new Lewmar winch I found that the wires where already installed, thanks Rinker :)
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