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Old 06-27-2012, 01:03 AM   #71
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Console ready to go back on. Got an Oatey vent pipe flashing/cover at lowes for ~$3, trimmed the base and it will work perfect for the service cables and wires, silicone and screwed to the console floor. New access plate to fuel shut off. Three switch gang, capacity plate will go over top. Seat box finished, I'll post a picture later when it is screwed down to the deck. Time to start rigging.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #72
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The console returns to the boat.

New fuel gauge, tach, depth finder that came with it, new compass will go on to the left of the sonar. Hooked the motor control cables back up and something isn't right there, moving the control to the angled surface shouldn't have changed the pull distance?

Wiring... pulled the three wire orange extension cord piece (!) that was used for the bilge pump and replaced with marine grade 14 ga 2 wire. Was going to install a 2 battery system, but decided to keep it simple and lighter with one battery. Got rid of all the "extra" wires, have a plan for the switches, just need to execute, time runs faster than I!

Looks like we are going to watch fireworks from shore, probably safer that way...
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #73
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Wow, that looks incredible!
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #74
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Decided to clean up the old fuse block/bars, and wiring in the backs of the switches. three only: Navigation+gauge lights/stern Light only for anchor, Auxillary, and Bilge. About to hook up the battery to see if any of this works Lost the bow nav light wire into the hole, it was a few inches too short. Won't repeat my response here . Not sure how to get it back or rewire it at the moment. Control cables loosened up, just got stiff from sitting, so that worked out OK. Need some SS finish washers for the windshield, and it can go on. Punch list is getting shorter!
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #75
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Duke,

I have a Blue Sea 6 gang fuse block left over and plenty of wiring. Also a bow nav light and other things. A bunch of 12v LED compartment lights, etc...

Plenty of ss finish washers too...
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #76
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Duke,

I have a Blue Sea 6 gang fuse block left over and plenty of wiring. Also a bow nav light and other things. A bunch of 12v LED compartment lights, etc...

Plenty of ss finish washers too...
Great!
I'll try to catch up with you saturday if you will be around.
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Duke,

After zooming in on the old fuse block and wiring I would definitely replace all of it. None of that wire and especially the automotive style connectors should be on a boat. Also none of the wiring is color coded like it should be. Come by Saturday after 11:00 am and I'll help you out.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #78
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After zooming in on the old fuse block and wiring I would definitely replace all of it. None of that wire and especially the automotive style connectors should be on a boat. Also none of the wiring is color coded like it should be. Come by Saturday after 11:00 am and I'll help you out.
+1 on the opinion about the automotive style fuses.
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Thanks guys, this is why I'm posting. Ocean Master I'll see you Saturday.
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Blue Sea 6 fused circuit block, some heat shrink terminals, and advice from Ocean Master (thanks!), so here is a revision of the wiring. Still need a few clamps to keep things tidy, but this may be ready for a battery install and test.
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