I discovered on BA that all means of cable routing is OK, as long you use good cable
Originally Posted by virtuvas
I also have a anchor light cable routed through railings,
removed the quarterpanel (fairly easily after all) and saw the cabling mess under it. After a couple of hours of work, I've figured out where most cables go and I've removed a few more redundant ones. Wonder why ppl don't remove cables once they decide to remove the equipment.
Anyway, Q panel now looks like this
Removed a few things from the f/b arch and started the up-down trips figuring out which cable from the bilge (A/P controller or aircon) goes up to where and following which route. Will need one evening say 8-midnight to label and check all the remaining as I tend to loose time by going there for 2-3hours at a time, involved in a series of things and rechecking the same errors/oddities time after time...
Anyway, things are progressing fine on the wiring front and I should be fitting the gauges on the new panel v.soon (preparing the lining of the lasercut panels with leatherette as I type...)
Finalising the placement of the extra relays/equipment for the BMS system and made a quick mock for the placement. It's not affecting ergonomics, it should be simple to construct and give me ample space for 24U plus few bits and bobs.
No easy wins there then V. When do you re-launch?
don't hold your breath for sure
Originally Posted by rafiki_
If it was just the internal work, electrics, rearranging the cabins and sorting out a few things in the e/r I'd say in a three months...
However, I need to get everything down to bare plywood, treat it, and do what's needed for painting. I'm cautious here as I don't know what's going to happen.
I may end up scrapping all hull with my el.chisel and apply two or three coats of glassfibre and epoxy/resin/whatever. That's going to take some (still undetermined amount of) time And I wont do the g/f laying up myself, so got to check costs soon.
Above the deck, it's just scrapping, priming,painting. I'll only do the first part, the painting will be done by a pro.
So, I'll leave a date for now, maybe August, maybe pointless and go for next spring, we'll see. Not in a great hurry unless I can make it for August and use it for family vacations. Else, I may take it easy(er) and finish when I finish
Well, please keep up the posts, it is great to see your endeavours.
You will be able to open a museum with all the redundant stuff removed from the boat. I guess the compass was ignored because it kept sending the boat round in circles?
here is a link to another report,
a Belgium guy who's doing a similar job on a 39ft Galard.
but he's one year ahead of you,
his courage and commitment might give some inspiration on a bad day
keep it going the good work, and keep the pics coming
not so sure tbh, I have a feeling that the Cetrek 930618 control box and paraphernalia I'm running now is NOT original 74 vintage, so most likely there was some other cetrek before that were replaced when the previous owner bought her around 85 (I'm the third owner btw). Since it was nicely tucked in a narrow deep self, I guess they just cut the cable and didn't bother removing it.
I wonder if anyone can point to Cetrek history and launch dates (well year would do) for the various equipment. That would help clarify.
thanks it's in bl00dy foreign and google translate is great in producing entertaining texts
Serious, he's doing a great job although I slightly disagree with his focus and decisions as I feel he's not "respecting" v.much the original design but it's on their own.
On another note, I feel the "force" is against me yet again!
Managed to pick up another flu yesterday with high fever and all, today feel much better but still knackered. I'm just thinking that within this winter I had a broken rib, two flu infections a gastroenteritis and another flu now! I'm either getting too old or the virii are mutating and getting stronger (hope for the second...). BTW I would rarely "fall" witht the flu more than once a year!
Further, today was an important day as I finaly found and bought leatherete for the various trim panels I'm redoing so that I'll hopefully have dash and surrounding panels ready within the coming week.
Funny how it goes with virus's. I find I am generally more resistant with age, as you generate more antibodies. Have had neither a cold nor flu this winter. Picked up a nasty bug on Korean Air last time I came back though, which was quite unpleasant for a few days.
Anyway, back to the project, looking forward to seeing the new dash etc. after Easter.