Location: Adriatic sea Simple wiring diagram for small craft Regularly I've seen questions on this forum about electrical wiring because that is still a mystery for many boat owners. Here is a simple wiring diagram for motor- and sailing boats with one engine and just the basic equipment.
Boat owners who have no idea what this all means should of course hire a qualified technician!
I once, somewhere suggested automatic 12 vdc diode light in the engine compartment, biwired together with the bilge pump. Location: Okinawa, Japan Dry Boat My wiring is inside of a closed compartment and the boat is very dry.
Originally Posted by Delane My wiring is inside of a closed compartment and the boat is very dry. Originally Posted by CDK Regularly I've seen questions on this forum about electrical wiring because that is still a mystery for many boat owners. Originally Posted by BeauVrolyk I am curious why you've used both circuit breakers and fuses. Beau No, I used switches and fuses, but of course you could also take automatic circuit breakers if you don't mind the extra cost.
Because this post was only meant to help people getting started, I did not supply detailed info. Fuses are absolutely necessary to protect your safety, but with proper, careful wiring they should never do what they are designed for: blow. Location: Outer Hebrides, Scotland CDK, can I ask what the box at the bottom left of your drawing is? There are only 7 wires connecting it to the rest of electrical parts that is located elsewhere on board, i.e. I've wondered about taking common cheap ac switches like Delane used and attaching pigtails potting them with epoxy.
Location: Milwaukee, WI If you have fuel onboard, those switches are not spark protected.


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Since we're talking here about smaller yachts, storm tactics and seamanship are probably going to differ somewhat from what might be expected in a larger boat. Location: Milwaukee, WI I've been at least a week away from a port several times. I can see from your questions in general that you have a thirst for knowledge and please believe me you will only satisfy that thirst for knowledge by buying books on design. Boat Building Academy students Mike Tyler, Jon Bicknell and Andy Blundy built this strip-built South Bay-style catboat to a design worked up by the students with the help of instructor Mike Broome.
Mike Tyler is now at Pangbourne, Reading, and involved in setting up the new Beale Park Maritime Museum.
Jon comes from a background in information technology design and Jon worked predominantly with Mike on Lucie – although did spend an hour here and there on other builds. Having finished the course is now busy finding his feet in the boat building industry. I am part of a team of volunteers at the Long Island Marine Museum where a full size Gil Smith Catboat was newly built several years ago. Have you got news for us?If what you're doing is like the things you read about here - please write and tell us what you're up to.
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I've done a bit of fiberglassing over the years, both on my Alberg 30 and on various small boats.


One of these days I'll do a page on the relative merits of epoxy and polyester, but for now, let me just say this: For a permanent patch on a small polyester boat, use polyester for the repair. With polyester, you can vary the amount of hardener somewhat to modify the working time or adjust for the temperature.
Using the paintbrush, we work resin into the glass mat, soaking it until there's no white areas left.
After covering with fairing putty, we want to let it cure overnight before sanding and painting.
Note: I generally find that I've added a bit too much glass in places and sand through the fairing putty into the glass when getting it smoothe.
Parts like the diode bridge and 4-way battery switch are available from Vetus in Europe, I did not look for US suppliers. However, he seems to be a man of many interests: previously he had studied sculpture at art college, where he frequently worked with driftwood, and dreamed of becoming a boat builder.
Try scrolling down, clicking on the 'older posts' button at the bottom of this page - or try the search gadget! The automotive type with knife contacts costs only a few cents and makes reliable contact with a socket or crimp terminal.
Glass fuses in a fuse holder are very unreliable in a marine environment but you already found that out. We don’t see a lot of Catboats but I reckon they suit our sailing grounds remarkably well. He was not making it "Only a few can do this circumnavigate" And you're shure right have to buy some litterature and read!



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