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And here is the timing issue…

Posted on Mon 26 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

I figured out why the ACR didn’t flip to combined in time… right out of the documentation:

Blue Sea Systems CL-Series BatteryLink ACR PN7600 Owner’s Manuual

Internal time delay prevents relay action for transient conditions, voltage must\ be within range for approximately one minute to cause closure …


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Overcharging Problems

Posted on Mon 26 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

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Not sure most of you will want to read this, but to my fellow boaters here goes…

When we had the engine out of the boat to replace the fuel tank we also decided to …


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Battery and Alternator Upgrade

Posted on Tue 20 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

We’ve hinted at bits and pieces of this along the way, but I wanted to write up a more formal review of the changes we made this week while we had the engine out to replace the fuel tank.

Our original battery system was 2 banks of 4 and …


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Trying to wrap things up

Posted on Mon 19 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Fuel, Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

We're still in Charleston. Still trying to get all systems back online. The main part of the project removing the engine and putting in a new fuel tank are completed. Friday we along with Kyle from Tarheel Aluminum Fabrication lowered the engine back through the companion and set it on …


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Still not done

Posted on Fri 19 August 2011 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Electronics

When we were still on the dock at Shilshole we'd get asked all the time "when you going to be done?" And I'd always say, "never!" Well, in that spirit you should know that we're not done yet!

Today I worked on adding six new switches to control some functions …


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Dr. LED Under-Cabinet LED Light

Posted on Sun 30 January 2011 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows, Systems - Electrical

While at the Seattle Boat Show Dr. LED was showing some new under-cabinet LED lights. They have two models, one with white high & low and one with white & red LEDs. I bought one of the later and with the help of Dawn (since I only have one usable arm) we …


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Don Casey Sailboat Electronics Simplified

Posted on Tue 14 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Buying Guide, Systems - Electrical

+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+ | I refer to Don Casey’s Sailboat | | | Electronics Simplified, every | | | time I have a pair of wire | | | cutters or crimpers in my hand. | | | It’s an awesome reference guide. | | | I have a copy on the boat, one at | | | home and now you can have one on | | | your Kindle, Phone, or …


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NMEA 2000 wiring planning

Posted on Sat 31 July 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Electronics

Maretron Micro Network
Diagram](http://www.maretron.com/products/cabling.php)I’ve mostly been working on the rigging lately, but tonight I’m thinking about the NEMA 2000 powertap installation. The Maretron powertap looks like a normal NMEA 2000 T but it has MIDMicro cord coming out of T which you wire up …


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Checking things off the list

Posted on Fri 09 July 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Dinghy, Systems - Electrical

More checks from the 4thof July 3 day weekend:

  • Dr LED Kevin spreader lights wired and functional. They need to be aimed to point at the proper deck area still.
  • Cleaned up a lot of stuff. There has been a lot of extra tools and supplies on the boat. Some …

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Proof of progress on mast wiring

Posted on Mon 12 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Rigging

Before

Just a bunch of holes and messenger lines for pulling wires.

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After

Notice the tangs for the main loweres, spreaders and the new foredecksteaming light. That wire sticking out is the feedline for the new spreader lights.

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