Friday, September 04, 2009

Wiring in

Wiring inAndy was back on Lady Jane over the long weekend, to help finish the electrics in the new workshop space.

One of the first jobs was to put in the necessary wiring from the consumer unit through to the workshop.

Now after years of frustration in trying to unroll wire from rolls using all kinds of methods, including rolling the things up and down the deck, culminating in slashing open Fred's hand with a sharp edged roll at one point, I decided enough is enough. Time to make a proper wire dispenser.

The picture shows my new portable wire rack, made out of a bit of angle iron and some conduit. Simple, but effective.

I measure the reel holder's success by the fact that pulling wire through Lady Jane's engine room and holds was completely trouble free, although it took the efforts of Fred, Andy and myself to achieve it.

With this done, and more work from Andy, the mains electricity to the forward hold and workshop is now all working 100%.

By way of a bonus, we also have a working mains socket installed in the fish hold as well.

The luxury of all these sockets now available is going to take some getting used to.

A big thanks to Andy for making it all happen.


  1. Just think Tim, now you don't have to string 200' of lead cord to drill one small hole. LOL

    Bill Kelleher

  2. Just discovered your blog through you being a follower of my blog. Thanks Tim!

    I'll need to go back through your posts to see what you've been up to, but you have a beautiful ship there. Where is it moored?

  3. Hi Bill

    It's such a pleasure, you have no idea.



  4. Hi ValleyP

    Welcome on board.

    I'm moored in the middle of the River Itchen, in Southampton.