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Old 03-04-2011, 11:17   #1
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Shipman 28 project

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I just bought a Shipman 28 on needs of renovation, and among the several improvements needed, I will have to install solar panels, fridge, rolling furling, radio, TV (for the wife in the evenings....) etc.
So I have decided to start by the solar panel, as there wouldnt be much point doing the electronics with no juice in the batteries....next will be the fridge, cant go sailing for the weekend without enough beers for the crew!!!

Unfortunately I am new into boats, so I would not know where to start.
I would appreciate any help on Solar Panel installation, pictures, and specs would be brilliant, as it will provide a better understanding.

Also interested in any other upgrade you might have done to your boat, specially if it is a similar size boat.

Thank you all for taking the time reading this and hopefully for participating!

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:29   #2
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Re: Shipman 28 project

Andres hi,

There is a recent thread in the electrics section which discussed solar Would be well worth having a read of this:

Solar Panel: Too Big ?

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:08   #3
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Thanks for that, very useful indeed

Any info on a user manual for the Shipman??

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Thanks for that, very useful indeed

Any info on a user manual for the Shipman??

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1. Keep the seawater outside,
2. Make sure the ballast is well attached to the boat,
3. As is the mast,
4. Invite Barnakiel for a beer anytime you can see around ...

;-)

Seriously though, ask here:

Welcome

As I know the Irish - they will do everything to support.

We have a 27' boat of similar age. We might have similar issues, ask by PM if you ever need.

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Old 04-04-2011, 18:21   #5
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The beers wont be an issue, as a matter of fact I an thinking about installing a fridge just to ensure the supply of the cold nectar....

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
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I have checked the links and emailed both, the Irish and the Duch Shipman 28 associations, even Shipman, the company, nothing for now, lets hope I get something back.

By the way, I cant even find the fusebox!!
Where is the fusebox usually located???

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By the way, I cant even find the fusebox!!
Where is the fusebox usually located???

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Get into owner's links and mail some owners directly?

Follow the fat cable from the battery to any consumer. The fuse box will be somewhere along the way. In our boat it sits behind the nav stations panel - where all the switches and toggles for nav lights, etc. are located.

Some of our fuses are in a fuses block, others are in the el panel - black plastic caps unscrew and pop comes the fuse.

There can be some automatic fuses too - built into the switches, they just switch to off when overloaded, nothing burns and you can switch them back on.

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What is the info you need from the owner's book anyway? The only time I seen one was for a HR. Our book does not have a book either. There is the engine book, engine manual, engine garage manual and that's it. We also have rough boat plans so that we know what is normally invisible in thge construction.

I think maybe if you get a book like the one by Calder then it will help you identify and troubleshoot most of the systems onboard.

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Yes, already emailed some members, ang got some info from one of them.

I also tried to follow some cables from the battery rack but the only one that wasnt running behind units and l could follow was directly connected to a switch which connects two lights in series but no fuse there, what looks scary, I have decided to do the full rewiring. Something easier said that done since my current knowledge on electrics extends up to connecting the kettle....

For the engine, at leaat for now, l will leave it to a qualified mechanic, too expensive to play around and get it wrong...

Any recommendations on deck paint?
After sanding, does it need a layer of any prime or paint directly?

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What is the info you need from the owner's book anyway? The only time I seen one was for a HR. Our book does not have a book either. There is the engine book, engine manual, engine garage manual and that's it. We also have rough boat plans so that we know what is normally invisible in thge construction.

I think maybe if you get a book like the one by Calder then it will help you identify and troubleshoot most of the systems onboard.

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Well the problem is that l dont know anything about boats, and l assumed that there should be some sort of documentation or user manual.
Got some plans now from a owner in Ireland.

Do you have the name of that calder's book?

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Well the problem is that l dont know anything about boats, and l assumed that there should be some sort of documentation or user manual.
Got some plans now from a owner in Ireland.

Do you have the name of that calder's book?

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Calder's book is this:

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems Boatowners: Amazon.co.uk: Nigel Calder: Books

It is pretty in depth and across all systems. Maybe not the only book you will ever need but if you keep the boat sure you will like the boat. A good buy.

Rewiring is not difficult. All you need to know you can gather from the web easily in a week or so.

You say you know nothing about boats - but you did get yourself a very decent design. A good start!

Look up today's Shipmans ... you will get a shocker perhaps.

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Thanks!! I'll order it today.

I got lucky on the boat the owner nedd it to sell and gave me the boat for half the asking price, it could have been a dinghy....as I said, got lucky 

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