I figured it out, though not without a few anxious moments as I drilled out some large holes through blind fiberglass panels
: the power cables
pass from the distribution area behind the nav table, through the bulkhead to the hanging locker of the aft cabin
, down to the bottom of the cabinet, through the void beneath the drawers, through a thin fiberglass
wall into the starboard side of the bunk locker, then into the (hollow) transverse fiberglass wall supporting the bunk's forward edge (forward of the water
tank), then up through the top, at the bulkhead that is outboard
of the companionway
. It's actually shorter, by several costly feet of 2/0 cable, than the original route
I had been exploring. Today I pull cable, install new battery
selector switches, a starting battery
and other goodies. Details and photos to follow, as soon as I can get some stuff cleaned up. Lewmar
sent me the shaft extension needed for installing the winch on Catalina
boats, and I sent the drive motor
to the canvasmaker to have an Ensolite/vinyl cover made to protect noggins from damage.
Thanks for the info on the Catalina forum. I'll send some info to them when this adventure is finished.