I was able to borrow a phone end crimper from a friend. Ten RJ12 ends were $1.29 from Fry's. I tested the cable to make sure I knew how to wire it before clipping off the end and running it through he bulkheads.
A few wire ties and it's all done.
|Shunt mounted on the starboard side. Main switch (red) on port side.|
|In this photo you can see the blocks I put in to hold the battery in place|
|A better shot of the shunt|
When drilling a hole with the adjustable hole saw bit, I found it easier to cut the hole about 1/2 way through the plywood, then put a sharp jigsaw blade in a vice-grip and cut the circle piece out manually.
The build quality of the BMV-700 is ok. I worry about it in the marine environment but it should be ok.