Aussie wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:29 pm
I am running no relay between ignition and starter, so that would mean I would run the cable to the starter solenoid through the neutral safety switch
It will probably work to just wire it as you have mentioned, but I can't tell you if it will last.
I recommend measuring the current draw of your starter solenoid (when I say Starter Solenoid I am referring to the actual plunger of the starter. Note that in Jim's second pic above that "solenoid" is actually the solenoid relay
like you have on old cars). I can't find the current rating of the Velvet Drive Switch. So if your starter solenoid is pulling more than a few amps (mine pulls 30A!) I recommend adding a relay to the circuit to protect both the Neutral safety switch and Ignition contacts. Else you will be replacing them or worse yet get stuck on the water if they fail at a bad time.
Electrical Safety is important too (I hear that most boat fires are electrical related) so I assume you have followed good practices with fusing and wire gauge selection.
Roberta's setup is nice as well if you have a fancier helm like that
Another forum posts
on the question if a relay is needed or not.