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  1. Boat Rewiring and more….Part 3

    I managed to get to work on the boat yesterday after contending with freezing weather last weekend and a blizzard earlier this week. I'm on the final stages of the rewiring project. I've replaced all the boats cabin lights with new 12V LED light fittings or LED bulbs. For the reading lights I purchased them off eBay, they are stainless steel and look great! ...

    Updated 03-19-2017 at 07:18 AM by kiwisailor

    Maintenance and Mechanical
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  3. 1984 E30+ Strut Replacement Part 5- Final

    Finally got it done. Four days and four rounds of epoxy.

    The first round of filler was very thick to hold the strut in place. Temperatures were in the low 50's during the process, and I used slow hardener to prevent it from going off too hot.

    The next day I added the second pour which filled in the small gaps around the strut. There were only a few areas where it was sort of thick and the bronze strut acts as a heat sink, so with the slow hardener and cool temperatures ...

    Updated 03-15-2017 at 08:28 AM by bigd14

  4. 1984 E30+ Strut Replacement Part 4

    I was finally able to put in a full day of work on the boat today. As shown in the last strut replacement blog, I started out thinking I would prop up the shaft on a barrel and some wood. I quickly realized this would cause the strut to move when I stepped on and off the boat (and with the wind shaking it around today). So I devised a framework that I strapped to the boat to hold the prop shaft adjustment jig in place. It was raining cats and dogs today, and I was bedeviled by drips. I was able ...

    Updated 03-13-2017 at 10:24 PM by bigd14 (Stern Tube Size wrong)

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  5. Boat Rewiring and more….Part 2

    As I mentioned in Part 1 of my blog I replaced all the old circuit breakers with new E-T-A breakers with ratings now correctly matched to the circuits so as to protect both the wiring and to the type of device or load attached to the circuit. As an example I’m using a 5A circuit breaker for the stove circuit as the only load on the circuit is the propane tank solenoid fed via the LPG control switch in the galley.

    I have also wired all the boats loads to be fed from the DC panel, no ...

    Updated 03-10-2017 at 04:29 AM by kiwisailor

    Maintenance and Mechanical
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