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Old 03-08-2008, 16:10   #1
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Willard Rewire Project Done

Here are a couple of before and after photographs. What a project! Thanks for all the help -- all the advice on wire sizing, sources, batteries with few exceptions were followed. I now have three batteries (2 house + 1 Start) with the start totally isolated. Nice new charger too. All the ham stuff goes through the VHF breaker -- I did do a busbar and led the heavy wire to the panel. That was a great idea! I ought not to have gotten the Blue Sea battery management panel -- in hindsight that was over doing it since the Blue Sea ACR 7600 truly isolates the start battery. An unexpected side benefit is that the lights in the boat are far brighter -- and more hot. The battery panel sorta lacks the spirit of the old one, but I am sure the new one will grow on me. BTW: Local electrician did the wiring -- I did grunt work such as pull outs and pull-back-ins, and I wired all the AC runs (and installed new, additional outlets all by myself -- with supervision of course!). Stan did phenomenal work.

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Beautiful work! First class. Now you need a wiring diagram with every wire shown, color and gauge.

I like the before and after. Very effective and one can see why you did it. Smart move.
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What's the red Fire Bell for?
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Congratulations. Very nice job. Thanks for the before and after photos.
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What's the red Fire Bell for?
Low oil pressure sets off the alarm. The bell rings when I turn on the ignition, then continues when I start the engine -- it goes off when the oil pressure rises above a certain point. Then the reverse happens when I shut down the engine. Turn off the engine, the oil pressure drops -- and the alarms goes off again (unless I have already turned off the ignition system).
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Congratulations. Very nice job. Thanks for the before and after photos.
What you see I had near zero to do with -- my grunt work was inside inside the cabin running the AC and some DC wiring. That wiring you see there in the compartment is 100% Stan. All I did was to strap the batteries in a new configuration, raise the fuel filter system, and cut some checks to Stan.
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