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Randell 'Randy' Kocurek

Went to the merchant that sold the horn. It only draws 3 amps. So, no problem there. System is AOK, and I am very pleased with it. Seems to be the only boat on the pier that has a high water alarm installed.
By the way, two fishing buddies have recently relayed experiences of near disasters that could have been minimized with such an alarm.
The 3700 bilge pump draws 15.5 amps. So, it'll probably need its own run of pretty stout wire, # 10 maybe.
One thing I did learn is that 16 AWG wire is the minimum for boat wiring according to the Boat and Yacht Council. So, the Radio Shack siren and light were not even close to compliance. It was good to ditch those before shutting down the job.
It was a lot of work due most probably due to my inexperience with electrical installations.

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