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Old 06-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #81
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Sort of messy for my tastes
If you are referring to my wiring job... I agree. It's sort of messy for my taste too (actually WAY messier that I had hoped). But, with cost spiraling out of control, time running out to get back to this season's boating, the current long-run wires installed when the boat was built which made them impossible to swap out, and a few other unanticipated complications, I really needed to get the system to a point where it was working. Moreover, is IS a VAST improvement over the previous setup. More complex, but I am now more comfortable that we can stay out on the hook for longer periods. I also have a must greater knowledge of the entire system from one end to the other.

Would I like it to be all laid out proper? You betcha. However, as with everything in boating, a compromise needed to be made. Perhaps someday in the future we can live closer to the boat so I can spends all the days of the week (after work) working, test fitting, adjusting, refitting, and getting projects perfect. Now, however, we are only able to get down on weekends (usually every other) and it REALLY slows the process down.

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Old 06-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #82
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Here is the final-ish layout mounted to starboard. It will stay like this for the season. I'm calling it done... yes, it's messy.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #83
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Nothing messy about that to my eye...well done !
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:11 PM   #84
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Tom, your wiring looks fine! Wish mine were anything near that. Actually I was poking fun at Aquabelle!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:59 PM   #85
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Not sure if this will help or how well it will look posted, but here is the same pic as yesterday, but I added a few labels to it. At some point, I may put together a final schematic for it. I guess it would be nice for a future buyer to know WTF I have done.

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #86
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Just wanted to make a posting to this subject thread so I would remember to come back and review it. I may have such a battery project coming up soon.
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Wow! Phoenix has risen from the ashes!

FWIW--- the system has been flawless in the two years since completion.
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