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Old 20-06-2009, 04:52   #1
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Come to Lebanon - Help Me Install My New Electrical System

I've received my shipment of electrical stuff from the states and am looking for a solid/clever person to help me install it….its not the physical part that’s the challenge it’s the thinking part.

This has been my biggest worry about the whole refit.
I've read and read and to be honest feel a bit overwhelmed...I managed to figure out what I think I need and ordered accordingly…..that order was placed about 6 months ago and that was also the last time I spent any time thinking about it….I figure when I unpack It’ll jar my memory…”oh yeh…that’s what I was thinking”

We have a pitiful selection of stuff in Leb. its almost non-existent.
The same can be said for marine electricians.

We generally go as a family for about two months for our summer holiday. I spend between 4 and 5 days a week working on the boat.

The stuff I’ll be installing is (among others) Balmer 200 amp alt w/reg, SidePower series/parallel contactors for the thruster, Victron Multiplus inverter, Xantrex LinkPRO battery monitor, DEI Marine fail safe plus 30 amp galvanic isolator, 900amp battery bank…wire….wire….wire…
Note that all AC is 220V single conductor….not 220v like it is in the states.

I’m sure I could sort it out myself with help from the forum but time and stress is an issue as is doubting if its right before I go out and kill my family, or have my boat burn up at the dock.

I figure if there’s someone who can take two or three weeks off and is up for an all expense paid trip to Beirut, (and some nominal wages) that really knows there stuff about marine electrics, this could be a win-win situation.

I’m a nice guy that’s easy to work with, and am looking for the same.

I hesitate to post this because I’m worried I’ll get some wingnut that’s just looking for a free trip.
But hey…lets see what happens.
I hope the moderators don’t move this to the classifieds because I thing the person I’m looking for is lurking around the electric threads.

Thanks all.
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Re: Come to Lebanon - Help Me Install My New Electrical System

I will be there next summer James, that is if you can wait?
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and i'll do it for free too, cz im going there
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before I leave here I am preparing my boat for easy conversion to Lebanese standard 220v, which encompases the battery charger, my Cruisair and my water heater. these are the only systrems that operate on ac
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ah never mind, I just noticed the date since 2009, my bad
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ah never mind, I just noticed the date since 2009, my bad
Sounds like its time for another refit then
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Re: Come to Lebanon - Help Me Install My New Electrical System

I hope he wouldn't have to do a refit within 4 years. that would make me
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Re: Come to Lebanon - Help Me Install My New Electrical System

When I saw this thread revived I thought James had arisen...
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well I contacted him a few months back, and it looked he was around...
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Re: Come to Lebanon - Help Me Install My New Electrical System

I was the guy that answered the OP and went to Leb. One of my most fulfilling projects. Found James to be a true Renaissance Man with a wonderful family!
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Re: Come to Lebanon - Help Me Install My New Electrical System

CharlieJ,
Glad to hear that. Actually I was searching for threads with Lebanon in them since i'm going there soon, and it popped out, but I didn't find the date on it until I read further.

are you back in Florida now?

nice to hear your trip was ok and I hope you enjoyed it there.
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