I'll be back at the boat soon to restart my project
That black wire is new, it is one I had. I can't remember now why I got it.
The previous owner had a really nice professionally installed AC shore power
system. 120 volts AC. He thought this little 28 foot boat is a house! He actually installed house style outlets everywhere. It must have cost a fortune to have someone run the wires the way he did, under floorboard and what not just to have plugs in the v berth.
But other than that, and hiring people to put in a prosport shore power charger
pumps, he only had two medium sized lead acid batteries to power things.m the only electronics
he had were a VHF
, new, but very basic, and the original Raymarine
speed and depth
the boat had. Oh, and he had that panel put in.
The rest of the electronics
I installed. Considering how little I knew to start I am surprised I did as good as I did. I hadn't even touched a saw before but I was out there drilling and cutting and running wires. We have it pretty close but it's not quite there.
I have to get this low battery
, and then I have some stuff to go on the mast
, but that is going to rough.
Today I would be thrilled to get the low battery
and go out for a sail this afternoon, using the autopilot
with no issue. It is windier today so it's a good day to test the system.