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Re: overwhelmed w/ electrical
In response to the people that are saying "Throw everything away and start over." It's certainly an option and there is nothing wrong with it, with that said not all of us want to create a showpiece.
It is not about creating a show piece, it is about safety. Lots of people don't treat boat electrics with the respect it deserves and thus 55% of all boat fires are electrical in nature....
To me this one statement by the OP could mean bad things for anything electrical:
My project boat is a 1978 islander 32. It took in some water during a prolong storage on the hard. I want to redo all the connection, all of them are crimped and show a little corrosion.
With bare copper wire and, "all of them", showing corrosion this can mean badly compromised wiring.
Very often ripping it out and starting fresh is less expensive over the long run. Boats of this vintage were often not wired "safely" to begin with, part of the reason perhaps for the 55% of boat fires being electrical in nature. This is especially true if an AC system installed.
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 01-10-2013 at 08:29 AM.