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I have to give a big shout out to Bobby for some amazing work he did on my son’s boat. Boat is a 16’ Bass Tracker pro and my son just recently got it running like a top so we took it out one evening for a test run to check it out and it ran awesome. Then it happened, while we were out we started to smell something burning. Then we opened up the back hatch and smoke starting billowing out. Then it started coming out from under the console. Didn’t get flames but we did see a big wiring bundle melted together in several spots. Got it back to the ramp and loaded up. My son was really down seeing how he was so excited to get it running so well. I then mentioned Bobby from the PFF might be the man to talk to. Dillon has seen and heard me talk about his work for years even followed the X-Shark build. We ended up calling Bobby and soon was heading over to Pensacola. I’ve never met Bobby but felt like I knew him from the forum and following his excellent work. He looked over the boat and we ended up leaving the boat with him to get it back into running shape. Of course we took his advice on all the correct items we should rewire it with and Bobby did just that. Set him up with the Blue Seas switches and relay as well as the Blue Seas fuze block which is awesome. My son was worried about how much to get done and he and Bobby agreed on a good price to get him going. In the end my son picked up some extra work and with the cash Bobby also installed the trolling motor battery, relay, battery charger and wiring. Dillon picked the boat up and is extremely happy and the work Bobby did is top notch! Very high quality and will last a long time. My son’s out in it right now trying to get some flounder!
sorry for the long post but had to shout out to Bobby for taking this on and getting it done as advertised!
He’s also a great guy so that’s helps also!

Thanks again Bobby and if anyone needs electrical work he will set you up right!

Doug.
 

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Thank You for allowing me to work on Dillion's boat... That boat made the 43 BEP Cluster switch that I have installed. No they are not cheap....But they are High quality and do things behind the scene so you don't have to. I don't know anyone that isn't pleased with them. Ive done one more since then in my son's new aquired boat, which makes # 44. ....

What happened that I could deturmine with Dillions boat is the routing of the main power harness thru the boat was compermized.....It chafed on a sharp edge and shorted the Positive to the Negative ... That let the smoke out of the wires.
 

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BEP Cluster Switch.

You start your day by turning the Start switch and the House switch to ON.
At the end of the day you turn them both OFF.

It doesn't get any simpler than that. You don't have to remember to turn from Batt 1 when going out and switch to Batt 2 on the way back in. Just something else that you have to remember.

OK so what goes on with it is done all automatically thru the VSR [Voltage Sensitive Relay]

The Relay is in a closed position. As soon as you hit the key to crank the motor the relay opens, due to sensing a large surge of current.

Ok the motor is cranked and running now. The relay is still open. The Alt is charging the Start battery until it reaches a set voltage and charge.

Then the relay closes and is back charging Both the Start & House Battery.

Now another feature that happened when you hit the key is your electronics were ON and wired from the House battery. This will stop any spiking of the Electronics. They don't like to be spiked!

OK...Now your out sitting on the beach. The motor is OFF, but you have the Radio playing for hours. The Relay senses the drop and opens the relay again. The radio is still playing, but the relay just disconnected the Start battery out of the circuit so that it stays at Full charge to start the motor.

When you get ready to leave the beach and crank the motor the alt will charge the Start battery first and when it's back up, the relay will close and charge the House battery.

There is one more switch on the Cluster. It is the Combine switch. Think of that as Jumper Cables without having to dig them out and hook them up. This switch would normally be in the OFF position, until you need a boost on the start battery. Then turn it to ON. After the motor is running turn it back OFF.

Everything is all Automatic. No thinking about it. Your batteries will be fully charged if the alt. on your motor is preforming correctly.
 

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Looks like I need to make an appointment with ya Bobby!!! Sounds like a must have in my new sled!!!
 

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BEP It's the Only ones I install.....There are a few tricks I do to them right out of the box too.............Many.....Many years ago. I installed 1 Blue Seas add a battery. I don't like them.....To sprawled out and you do not have full control.
 
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