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Old 17-11-2020, 12:10   #1
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Hello!

I just bought a 1985 Contrast 33. Quite an upgrade from my San Juan 24 that I've raced for the last 23 years. I have quite a few projects to tackle this winter in anticipation of sailing the San Juans and Gulf Islands next spring. I'm currently upgrading the electrical system onboard - it's a nightmare of unlabeled non-marine grade wires (most of it non-polarity marked lamp cord) all in a rat's nest jumbled behind the distribution panel.

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Old 17-11-2020, 12:14   #2
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Now if you didn't have the rats nest and dozens of other jobs to sort out what would you do all winter, not just on the boat, but the planning and thinking

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Old 17-11-2020, 12:29   #3
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Welcome to the forum and good luck on the wiring. When I bought my bought I hauled a large garbage bag full of old wires off the boat. Lots of leftover bits when the PO installed new gear. Ran new wires and left the old running through the bilge.

On the lamp cord, a lot of it is actually marked. If you look very closely at the wire one side might have a tiny ridge or several little ridges molded in.
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Nice boat! But don't show those nice PNW pictures,,,, it's supposed to be a secret!
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Old 18-11-2020, 14:16   #5
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On the lamp cord, a lot of it is actually marked. If you look very closely at the wire one side might have a tiny ridge or several little ridges molded in.
I'm used to that type as well, but couldn't see or feel any raised ridges on the cord type that was used.
But I have 200 feet of 16AWG and 100 feet of 14AWG arriving tomorrow, so hopefully the brown lamp cord will soon be a thing of the past.
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I'm used to that type as well, but couldn't see or feel any raised ridges on the cord type that was used.
But I have 200 feet of 16AWG and 100 feet of 14AWG arriving tomorrow, so hopefully the brown lamp cord will soon be a thing of the past.
Oh well, it might have made the rewiring slightly easier if it had been marked.

Good plan to off the stuff regardless. Might work ok for some things but any other boater that spotted this on your boat would immediately sneer at you and forever after you would be a marked man.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Pete.
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Bula from Fiji Peel.
Nice boat upgrade, will be much more comfortable.

Hoping too that you'll gain help and useful information from the forum and that benefits in helping to achieve your plans.

Also feel free to post your own thoughts, questions and ideas. The forum only works when people post, and 95% of members here seem reluctant. Don't be a lurker.
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Hi and welcome from Ontario Canada
The electrics on my girl were sooooooo bad when I bought her that an immediate disconnect was done for safety. Project this spring is rip it all out and do it proper. I think I actually saw an extension cord wire in the mix. On the bright side, I have a lot of pre-installed lines to fish the good through.
Can't wait to hear of your adventures.
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