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Project Update with photos
« on: November 27, 2021, 04:47:06 PM »
Here is a review of the restoration & improvements I have done.  I started the project thinking that I would replace the steering, steering wheel and all the electrical.  I got into the project and met multiple glaring deficiencies that I couldn't ignore. 

So far I have:

-Replaced the aft 3 removable panels with Starboard, TAP plastics did the cutting
-Restored the dash board, gauges and added all new switches
-Replaced the cable steering with Seastar Hydraulic ram, helm pump and hoses
-New wiring, battery cables, primary and running (14ga)
-Replaced the cable boot and fitted a custom housing (ABS) to cover the figure 8 size hole (SS Screws for future needs)
-Replaced the Stern light/housing and the deck light
-Replaced the bilge pump and added a float switch to the system, both devices run to an independent bilge switch with a breaker (also fused at DC panel), with LED indication of AUTO/OFF/Manual (Manual is momentary on, stops when not depressed)
-Installed a DC fuse panel
-Installed 4 way battery switch (the old existing one was bypassed and not functional) with an inline 50 AMP breaker in-between switch & panel
-Installed two 175AMP MRBF fuses on either positive battery terminal (Thanks for the tip AJ & Dev)
-2020* I replaced the old 115 mercury with a DF90 2020 - Miss the two smoke

I have a few more tasks:

-Terminate the panel and make pretty (at least 3 hours)
-Bolt on the new bow light & wire it
-Determine VHF needs - I removed the old one, haven't decided what size antenna to reinstall
-Decide what to do with the horn, rewire it to the push button or delete?
-Mount FF/Plotter maybe buy a new unit if there are any deals?

I will post more in detail about the fun parts of the job when I have the opportunity.

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 08:25:39 PM »
Nice work, it looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 08:51:54 PM »
Nice work, it looks great!

Thank you!

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2021, 08:52:34 PM »
Out of room adding photos

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 09:04:30 PM »
Very clean work. Looks great! I like the new profile photo too.  :beerchug:
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 06:18:13 AM »
Nice summary. Well done on the work. Folks will be getting ideas...  :beerchug:
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 10:04:18 AM »
Nice work! Projects always seem to grown when think you’re just going to do a few things, then next minute you’ve gone through the whole boat, but it’s all worth it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 01:56:24 PM »
Thank you. Love the work.

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2021, 04:08:30 PM »
Powered up and ready to go.

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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2021, 04:34:43 PM »
The dash looks great!
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2021, 05:45:25 PM »
I decided to make service in the future very, very easy.. My hat is off to the guys Who can make a panel look like a piece of art.

And check out this backlit, for position switch. I love it and would highly recommend. It is waterproof.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2021, 06:51:44 PM »
It's amazing how much more room you have for helm wiring than I have in my Sea Ranger.

Your whole project is coming along and looks great!
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2021, 09:11:19 PM »
It's amazing how much more room you have for helm wiring than I have in my Sea Ranger.

Your whole project is coming along and looks great!

That is interesting, I am curious to see the difference. I really appreciate the feedback, this is definitely the rewarding part, seeing everything come together. 

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2021, 09:47:54 AM »
Fantastic transformation, Marshall! That's an impressively long list of projects, particularly given the scale of many of them!

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2021, 11:58:40 AM »
Awesome!  I like the boot replacement, is that custom?

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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2021, 01:22:26 PM »
All worthwhile things to make your boat more trouble free when you want to be out enjoying it. Why don't you come to Va and work on my latest project ?
You are doing a good job. Get it done and back on the water.

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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2021, 06:41:26 PM »
Fantastic transformation, Marshall! That's an impressively long list of projects, particularly given the scale of many of them!

Dave

Thanks Dave, look forward to show you in person. 

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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2021, 06:47:15 PM »
All worthwhile things to make your boat more trouble free when you want to be out enjoying it. Why don't you come to Va and work on my latest project ?
You are doing a good job. Get it done and back on the water.

Hey, thanks Bean!  Well, I haven't seen the Blue Ridge Mountains.. What are you working on?

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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2021, 06:53:30 PM »
Awesome!  I like the boot replacement, is that custom?

Joe

Hey thanks! Yes it is custom, I used 1/8” ABS to make a base plate for the cable boot. Life seal and some stainless steel screws.

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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2021, 07:08:05 PM »
It's amazing how much more room you have for helm wiring than I have in my Sea Ranger.
My thoughts too!  I'm currently trying to clean mine up.
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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2021, 12:57:08 PM »
The only difference I see behind the helm is the absence of the little starboard box used to house the steering rack and electronics.This project is using the entire panel.
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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2021, 02:24:54 AM »
All my drafts before I got everything the way I wanted..

Also, the As Built, which I would like to do on the computer some how, eventually. I ran out of room for the cuddy light, but it’s pretty easy to see and runs straight to the panel in wire loom.
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« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2021, 07:00:40 PM »
New VHF Mount and antenna. New plate’s holes didn’t match to I made another custom backplate.

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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2021, 10:37:43 PM »
What are you using for your dash material, how are you cutting it, and what are you using to secure it?

 

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