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Stabicraft 2400 Kaihi Nui

Electrical Problems

The boat presented with multiple electrical components NOT working.

Customer required all electrical systems operational and the installation of...

  • Minn Kota 36V trolling motor with Humminbird control system and 36V power supply
  • Onshore charging system
  • Solar charging system
Stabicraft 2400 Kaihi Nui cabin, control layout

Testing and Assessment

First, we did a full test and assessment of all existing electrical components, switching and batteries.

Over the years many marine electrical accessories had been added piecemeal and it was not feasible or cost‑effective to diagnose existing problems and then install additional electrical systems and accessories.

The electrical system was unworkable and unreliable in its current state and compromised boating safety on the water.

We discussed with the customer the problems, his requirements, and the solution.

Stabicraft 2400 Kaihi Nui, electrical strip-out

Electrical Fit-out Overview

The electrical fit-out included...

  • Complete electrical rewire including outboard motors rigging
  • Isolating switches for all battery and power systems for easy service and maintenance
  • Installation of all new components including trolling motor, control system, batteries and chargers
  • New switching panel for all systems
  • Simplify charging system for easy maintenance of all six batteries in the 12V and new 36V power systems

Safety on the water

A reliable and dependable boat electrical system is essential for peace of mind on the water. Is your boat safe?

Stabicraft 2400 Kaihi Nui with Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra trolling motor

Project Tasks

  • Testing and assessment of all electrical components, switching and batteries
  • Determine the best electrical components to meet the customer's requirements
  • Discuss with customer planned installation and solution
  • Plan electrical rewire layout and installation of all new systems
  • Complete strip out of all electrical and control systems
  • Installation of power and charging systems
  • Installation of trolling motor and control systems
  • Installation of isolating switches and switching panel
  • Complete electrical rewire with marine-grade electrical cable
  • Full electrical and function test of all electrical components and power systems
  • Demonstration and walkthrough with the customer of all electrical systems

Marine Electrical products

Only world‑class marine electrical products for this Stabicraft 2400 project boat.

Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra 36V trolling motor

Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra 36V trolling motor

Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra 36V trolling motor features Auto Stow/Deploy, Power Trim and i‑Pilot.

Stow, deploy, trim and operate your motor from anywhere on the boat. Fish from anywhere.

Humminbird Helix 9 MFD

Humminbird Helix 9 MFD

The Humminbird Helix 9 multi‑function display features a 9” display, CHIRP sonar and internal GPS.

It is networked to the Minn Kota i‑Pilot GPS trolling system to make boat positioning and control automatic.

Lone Star Marine DDW-250 Deep Drop Fishing Winch

Deep Drop Fishing Winch power supply

A second deep‑cycle AGM battery has been added as a dedicated power supply for the deep drop fishing winch.

Read more about deep drop fishing winches.

Sterling Power BBW Pro 12-36V battery chargers

Sterling Power 12‑36V battery chargers

Two Sterling Power Pro Charge B 12‑36V waterproof battery chargers are utilised to charge the 36V trolling motor battery bank.

They charge the batteries when you cruise along by fully utilizing the motor onboard alternator.

AGM Batteries 100 Ah x 3

Power for the Minn Kota 36V trolling motor is provided by three 100 Ah AGM batteries.

Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/50-3 Onshore battery charger

Mastervolt ChargeMaster 12/50‑3 battery charger

A Mastervolt ChargeMaster 12/50‑3 onshore charger is installed for simple plugging in and charging anywhere in the world.

Mastervolt’s innovative 3‑step+ charging process means batteries also perform better and last longer.

The ChargeMaster can charge multiple battery banks simultaneously.

Solar Panel and Charger

A 200W solar panel and charger are installed to keep batteries topped up when the boat is moored where onshore power is not available.

Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra 36V Trolling Motor

The Minn Kota trolling motor and i-Pilot GPS trolling system enable exact positioning of the boat when fishing.

The trolling motor is easily controlled by the Humminbird fishfinder or the Minn Kota remote control. Fish from anywhere.


  • Auto Stow & Deploy: Stow or deploy Ulterra just by pushing a button on your i‑Pilot or i‑Pilot Link remote, foot pedal or Humminbird fish finder.
  • Power Trim: Trim Ulterra up or down at the push of a button - on either the foot pedal, the i‑Pilot or i‑Pilot Link remote or a Humminbird fish finder. Adjust to changing fishing conditions without reaching down to your trolling motor.
  • i-Pilot® GPS Trolling System: The most‑trusted GPS system in fishing. i‑Pilot® uses GPS to control your trolling motor with incredible features that keep you on the fish. Set Spot‑Locks, record paths, control speed and steering, and more. i‑Pilot makes boat positioning and control automatic, and you can take command from its easy‑to‑read large LCD screen.
  • Spot‑Lock with Jog: Spot‑Lock will hold you in place with unparalleled GPS accuracy. Available on i‑Pilot GPS system that is pre‑installed, Spot‑Lock gives you the power to stay right on top of any productive fishing spot, without touching your trolling motor. With the included heading sensor, you can use Jog to move your Spot‑Lock location five feet in any direction. Activate Spot‑Lock from the i‑Pilot remote or Humminbird fish finder.
  • AutoPilot™: Automatically navigate your boat in any direction you choose. Just point the head of your trolling motor in the direction you want to travel, activate AutoPilot™, and your trolling motor will keep you on that heading automatically, even correcting for wind, waves and current.
  • Digital Maximizer™: Provides up to 5 times longer run time on a single battery charge. These variable speed trolling motors let you dial in your exact speed, and they deliver only as much power as you need, helping to conserve your battery for a full day of fishing.
  • Cool, Quiet Power: Every Minn Kota lower unit runs cool to extend trolling motor life, and stays quiet.

Project Boat Summary

A great fishing boat back on the water with electrical reliability and safety. Bring on the fishing season. Another happy customer. Find the right fit for your needs.