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If you have tinned wire on that boat, it was replaced for you, in my opinion. As far as the soldering and automotive connectors... well, the previous owner lived in Michigan?? What can I say??? (smile).

I am however, quite certain that the connectors came off of a F350 and not a Corvette!!

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I am not sure the costs we have incurred will really represent doing it. THat is because wire is absolutely out of sight right now ($$$$$$$$) due to gold. However, I estimate, assuming our time is free, that we have dropped about $1,000 in the mast. That includes a new deck/steaming light, and some new lighting on the head. You may say, "Well, I am not replacinag those lights, etc...)," but upon closer inspection, you will likely find them corroded due to poor wiring, and why do a half-A** job when most of the expense is the wire???

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Fortunately for me the PO had the mast rewired and new lights installed just before I bought the boat. If I remember right from the receipts the $1k is about right.
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If you have tinned wire on that boat, it was replaced for you, in my opinion. As far as the soldering and automotive connectors... well, the previous owner lived in Michigan?? What can I say??? (smile).

I am however, quite certain that the connectors came off of a F350 and not a Corvette!!

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Have not found any solder connections or automotive connectors thank god. Not really sure if I have tinned wires or not but will check. Any obvious way to tell? I'll put a question on the TOG site and see what responses I get. thanks again.
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If the wire is copper colored, green or black, it isn't tinned... tinned wire is generally tin (Silver) in color.

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most of the wiring was copper, and not tinned (as is dictated by ABYC). I also would assume that you will find a LOT of poorly insulated wiring and likely a lot of soldering. That was popular during the day.

ALmost without exception, we have been forced to pull all the wire nd replace with tinned wire. Almost without exception, the solder joints have corroded and cracked and have either failed or are close to failing.

I have the same issue with my 37, knew that going in

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The very deep bilge in the Tayana (and other boats for that matter) will have built up a considerable slime and who knows what sits down in there. Because the bilge is so deep, many of the V-42 owners have put the switch on the stringer about 2 feet below the footboards. I have a fix for that, for anyone that is interested. You may PM me.
I would be interested, what I found on mine was a piece of wood, glassed/epoxied to a flat lava stone at the bottom of my bilge, to this was fastened the float switch.

When the pump finally gave up the ghost, I replaced the whole setup ( PAR belt pump and float switch ) with a Rule 750 auto pump, but utilized the the flat lave stone, the bilge never has more than 2" of water in it.

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My problem with the 58 is that its still an old IOR hull form. The Tayana that I think may turn out to be one heck of a neat boat is the new 54. Now there's a nice piece of naval architecture.

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If the wire is copper colored, green or black, it isn't tinned... tinned wire is generally tin (Silver) in color.
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Thanks. everything on my boat is copper colored. Whew!
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The 58 is the 55 with an extended sugar scoop transom - that's the only difference. The 54 is the new Dixon designed Tayana.

CD - one of the other things you will find about 1980's Taiwanese boats is that some of the hardware will be custom fabricated by the yard in order to save money, and may not have been fabricated using high quality stainless or in a high quality fashion.

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Thanks. everything on my boat is copper colored. Whew!
That's not a " whew ", it's an " oh damn " I need to rewire

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[QUOTE=poopdeckpappy;265606]That's not a " whew ", it's an " oh damn " I need to rewire[/QU

Now I'm thinking I don't know for sure what I have but will be on the boat tomorrow and will check. I'll report back.
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