Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wired Andy

The spell of awful weather continues to dog progress outside.

AndyStill it's a chance to get some of those inside projects rolling.

Andy, who you can see lolling about on the wheelhouse floor, spent the day tracing the wiring from the stern and galley through to the switches in the wheelhouse.

You could do worse things than idling away some time looking at the collection of Andy's pictures over on his website.

This patient work is going to pay dividends, as much of the wiring has been summarily cut back without so much as a note to say what it used to feed.

One of the first advantages of knowing where everything goes will be a light in the head (toilet). Now we know where the wire terminates, the job to get it connected up to the 24v system should be fairly straightforward.

In the not too distant future, I see outside lights and all sorts being connected up....

For those of you who are really interested, I've put pictures of the electrical wiring and switches etc. here in Flickr. The pictures were posted mostly for Andy's reference for when he starts to draw up that all important wiring diagram from the copious notes he took.

I haven't told Andy about the wiring in the engine room yet!


  1. Anonymous3:09 AM

    Hey Tim ive been reading your blog for a while and its really fun to live vicariously through your blog. I dream to do something similar to you, someday.
    Anyway how much of the wiring system are you planning on keeping, i did notice some corrosion on the breakers.

  2. Anonymous3:11 AM

    p.s. sorry for the spelling just now the thought of proper english crossed my mind :0p

  3. Hi Anon

    Thanks for the comment.

    I'll keep as much as I can, because it's good wiring. Also because it's hard to strip back.

    The breakers are rusty on account of the leaking wheelhouse roof, though they mostly still work.

    At fourteen bucks or so each to replace, plus the work, I'm not worrying about them anytime soon!