Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-06-2017, 16:20   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Boat: Prout Snowgoose 37' Catamaran
Posts: 228
Hour Meter and Switch on YM30AE

I'm looking to add an "key switch" and Hour meter to our new YM30AE.

The reason for the key is I will put this switch inside the boat so the engine can't be started by anyone. (the engine battery switch is accessible from the cockpit)

I'm thinking of adding the Hour meter on the "water in sail drive sensor amplifier".

I'm thinking of either putting the key switch inline with the main power (Red wire in the cable harness) or on the Grey Starter relay.

Anyone have any options thoughts?

thanks!

__________________

__________________
geoffr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2017, 06:26   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Boat: Prout Snowgoose 37' Catamaran
Posts: 228
Re: Hour Meter and Switch on YM30AE

Bump up
__________________

__________________
geoffr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2017, 07:37   #3
Guy
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: So. Oregon, USA
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 4,281
Re: Hour Meter and Switch on YM30AE

I would use the start relay relay for the on/off switch. There could be reasons for leaving the power on sometimes, so not the red wire.
The usual thing it to use an oil pressure switch for the hour meter. So maybe a double pole switch or a Tee fitting for 2 oil pressure switches.
__________________
Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2017, 09:01   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Boat: Prout Snowgoose 37' Catamaran
Posts: 228
Re: Hour Meter and Switch on YM30AE

Guy - thanks for your comments.
__________________
geoffr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2017, 10:46   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Innisfail, North Queensland, Australia
Boat: Lagoon 380 #241
Posts: 297
Re: Hour Meter and Switch on YM30AE

We just re-powered with 3YM30AEC & they came with the B20 instrument/control panel that has a digital hour meter built in. Don't you have the same? Also the B20 instrument panel has spare positive & negative auxiliary plugs already in the wiring harness that you can power things like additional hour meters from. Since the auxiliary plugs are only on when the power switch on the panel is on it would work fine for an extra hour meter.
__________________
Seabreeze, Lagoon 380 #241
Innisfail, North Queensland, Australia ... Cruising the waters of the Great Barrier Reef
www.sea-breeze.com.au
gspeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2017, 12:50   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Boat: Prout Snowgoose 37' Catamaran
Posts: 228
Re: Hour Meter and Switch on YM30AE

gspeak
  • Good point on the hour meter, for some reason I hadn't thought of using the Aux
  • I've had the built in tac break before, so this is a backup to always keep track of the hours even if the panel/tac is changed.
__________________

__________________
geoffr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hour meter not reading but tachometer works timj Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 2 22-07-2012 23:40
Discrepancy Between Engine Hour Meter and Reality lorenzo123 Engines and Propulsion Systems 17 25-11-2011 06:40
Currents: Scroll Through Hour-by-Hour Chart View prjacobs OpenCPN 8 27-08-2010 11:16
Dead Volvo Hour Meter markpj23 Engines and Propulsion Systems 10 25-04-2009 06:58
Hour meter discolored -can't see through it bob_deb Construction, Maintenance & Refit 7 10-12-2008 14:06



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.