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I plugged in 6 feet round trip, more than you have, with a 2% permissible voltage drop and 200 amp load and it comes back as 2ga.

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I really don't think you'll need to do anything. I have owned 6 boats with 6V banks and each boat was wired series/parallel with either 2 Ga or 1 Ga and I never had an issue. For the length it was clearly over sized..
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Get a good battery terminal crimper though. They're not that expensive and well worth having on hand. Toolfetch.com has them for a reasonable price and can do from 8 AWG to 4/0 AWG for about $150.
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