We are preparing our "cruiser" to race
to Maui in July. We have been up close and personal with just about every system and put eyes on almost every square inch.
have been down several times to mount deck hardware
. The plastic snap in clips break. The heavy "dual lock" is you friend to keep them in place invisibly. We are using it in many other areas such as to secure wiring
and connectors so they can be pulled down and then tucked back away easily. If we launch off a wave I don't want a can of beans breaking a connector strip (which could happen where the factory had them located).
You may have a pressure switch issue with the water pump
. Check the air pressure in you accumulator.
We removed the cockpit table and don't miss it. At some point we will build a removable smaller table.
We had the factory install the minimum electronics
so they would still have to install the data backbone. We spent a bunch of time on the boat with cardboard mock-ups to decide where to install everything. We now have an E95 and I-70 at each steering
station and like their functionality. We've done a little cruising and quite a bit of racing
and like the layout. One large display in the center just wouldn't work for us when driving sitting outboard
of the wheel
anyway. Old eyes can't see that far...
We are installing four Garmin
displays under the boom for the rest of the crew...
The starboard station has left to right:
Handheld remote VHF
(Needs to be on deck
and we also have a remote speaker located just below the handset. Another handset is at the nav station).
Remote keypad (when we need to deactivate the touch control)