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Old 05-14-2018, 10:39 AM   #61
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Yesterday went to the boat to unwrap and start working.
After having removed the head countertop, while taking some measurement to fit my filter and tank I found another pearl from the PO.
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First picture shows the + side of the pump connection, the red wire on the right is coming from the pump, it is then connected to a yellow piece of wire of smaller size (a mistake in my sense) then 3 crimped connector and pieces of wires to end to the red wire on the left. Another thing I noticed is that the incoming red wire on the left is not a stranded wire but a solid one like in houses.


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Second picture is the negative side of the pump connection. The wire from the pump was connected to a short wire with a crimped connector that was not crimped correctly and broke apart when I touched it. This is then connected to ball of solder to the main negative grounding. No need to mention that again the used wire were solid like in houses.

All this will go away and I will rewire this properly, one more thing on the list

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Old 05-14-2018, 12:16 PM   #62
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Xmas never ends, just received this:

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Old 05-14-2018, 02:58 PM   #63
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Wow. I've just been reading this impressive thread.
Lou - I think you've been inspired by Hendo's project. Nice work.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:44 PM   #64
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Wow. I've just been reading this impressive thread.
Lou - I think you've been inspired by Hendo's project. Nice work.
Thank you
I think Hendo is an inspiration for all of us but I am far far far from his level of involvement and dedication, just trying to make things right.

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Old 05-14-2018, 04:05 PM   #65
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:49 PM   #66
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Be careful out there...
Lol Mr RTF, this is something I am very careful about and alsothe reason for mybwish to rewire things adequately

By the way, after measurement the bilge where I wanted to fit my new batteries will be a bit tight, the plan is now to keep them where the old ones were, in the ER on starboard side. I will soon start building my box with 4 compartments where to install the gc2.

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Old 05-22-2018, 10:44 AM   #67
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More work done this weekend, first we removed the old water heater, cleaned the ER space where it was fitted and repainted it white.
All old plumbing as been removed and we set water filter and expansion tank.
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I also added some kind of small rubber feet under the fresh water pump to better "absorb" vibrations.
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My lovely wife did a great work with bottom paint job too:
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Second coat planned for next weekend with more fun!

Note: No we did not put the boat upside down to ease the bottom paint job, it is just the picture lol

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Old 06-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #68
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Today was a great day, the new water heater made is way to the engine room.
As a prerequisite my beloved wife cleaned the ER (how much lucky I am!):

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Then we installed the underlaying support plank, fb glazed and painted with bilgekote.
Time was to fit in the water heater and that is when we had some concerns as we were not able to fit the new one (we replaced a 6gal by a 11gal), but I measured and it was fine!!!
Finally after removing a engine hose for oil vapor we were able to put it in.
Next challenge was replacing a chafed coolant hose with a new one and connect everything to the heater. I was worrying a lot as I expected to spill coolant everywhere but it went fine. I filled hose and the heater by gravity and everything was fine.
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By comparison here is a pic of the old setup on the left of the picture, I think I did it a bit cleaner:

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Old 06-10-2018, 07:32 PM   #69
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Wow, looks really nice. Want to come work in my bilge?
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Wow, looks really nice. Want to come work in my bilge?
Lol please let me finish mine first

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:57 PM   #71
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Another busy weekend.
Another things, the water heater is plumbed and electrically connected. I spend 1 hour to remove the old wire that was "house" type (single solid conductor), 1 down 4 to go!

I discovered another idiosyncrasy from the previous owner. The old batteries were wired with black cables with red tape for positive and red cable with black tape for negative

If everything goes as planned tomorrow will be splashing day and work will continue on water.

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You might want to check those battery leads further. Mine were welding cable, untinned copper, and the insulation had failed in several places. I'm in the process of replacing every last one of them with the right stuff in the right colors.
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You might want to check those battery leads further. Mine were welding cable, untinned copper, and the insulation had failed in several places. I'm in the process of replacing every last one of them with the right stuff in the right colors.
Indeed these are welding cable with plain copper crimped connector, of course of different size ranging from awg 4 to awg 2. All that will end in the nearest recycling center and will be soon replaced by proper tinned stranded copper wires (ancor awg 0).
Cannot wait to get rid of all this mess!

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Donít you love DIYers that donít have a clue.
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Donít you love DIYers that donít have a clue.
I am one of those, but at least before doing I try to do my homework
Next time I go to the boat I will take a pic of how are connected the grounds for shore power, I almost had an heart attack seeing that

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Lot of boat fires caused by faulty DC wiring. Glad you are getting it cleaned up.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:00 PM   #77
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Today has been the launch day. I am always nervous when putting the boat back in the water, too much nervous maybe!
I always think like did I forget something? Will the engine start?
But everything is well and we are happy boater once again!
Did I mention how much impressive that boat engine is? After 6 months storage with temperatures ranging from -35 to +30 C, that engine started as soon as I turned the key in less time than I needed to say "one", I am just impressed.

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Indeed, cheers my friend!
Now I just need to finish my rejuvenation work

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Greetings,
Mr. L_p. "...finish..." ?


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