Advice & How-To
This article includes some handy tables you can use to select the right gauge wire for your application.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 6/1/2020
This article covers DC marine wiring, including wire selection, wire terminals, how to make secure connections, ABYC standards and more.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 11/7/2019
Avoiding these deadly conditions will make your boating experience far more safe and pleasurable.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 4/4/2019
Whatever your marine wiring needs, West Marine can provide you with the materials and tools to get the job done. West Marine offers a large selection of primary wire, duplex wire, triplex wire and specialty wire for marine applications, plus battery cables. West Marine stocks electrical terminals and connectors, wire support and heat shrink tubing, wiring tools, fuses and electrical terminal kits for DIY installation. You'll also find circuit breakers and fuse holders. West Marine carries all of the trusted brands in the marine electrical market, such as Ancor, Blue Sea Systems, Marinco, Sierra and West Marine. Stock up on the basics required for electrical maintenance on your boat. Liquid electrical tape, black or colored electrical tape, battery terminal protector, spare connectors or a terminal kit and extra fuses are always a good idea to have onboard just in case.