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I did a slight modification to the design of the battery system. I introduced a simple way to disconnect each battery, and a backup switch for the starter.


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I noticed the corrosion on your engine created and left there by the PO. Tis an amazing thing that people can sit there and watch an engine leak oil, coolant, or raw water until the engine is a complete mess without attending to the problem in the first place. I just replaced a thermostat and gaskets for an old westerbeke that had been leaking for years with all of it's attending corrosion. How hard is it?!

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You're making the assumption that the owner even bothered to look at his engine and had the knowledge and intelligence to figure out something was wrong if he did... and how to fix it. In many cases, that would be wrong on all three counts.

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I noticed the corrosion on your engine created and left there by the PO. Tis an amazing thing that people can sit there and watch an engine leak oil, coolant, or raw water until the engine is a complete mess without attending to the problem in the first place. I just replaced a thermostat and gaskets for an old westerbeke that had been leaking for years with all of it's attending corrosion. How hard is it?!

I totally agree, but if you read the text in addition to looking at the pictures, you'd see it's my intention to eliminate the water leak. In the picture I've already started working with a steel brush on the corrosion. The oil leak is more difficult, I don't think I can replace that gasket at the moment, it's explained in the first post.

I bought the boat this season, and a lot of small issues has revealed themselves. I just got to take care of one thing at the time.
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BTW, don't use a steel wire brush on a boat.. you'll get tiny little steel particles and rust pox... use a bronze or stainless steel wire brush instead.

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It's stainless, my bad..
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Hello and welcome! We have similar boats...I have the First 305. I'll be spying on the changes you make, although mine is configured a bit differently. I see we both have Doyle Sails too.


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I know it's bad to keep a woman waiting, but winter came along to my part of the world and for the last few months things have been like this.



I haven't been in complete hibernation though, I drew a new wiring diagram and a custom instrument panel. (A few things is a bit misleading in the wiring diagram)



It have the same rounded edges like the interior design in my boat, I thought I might as well keep it "homogenous" with the original design. My plan is to just painting it white, if no better suggestions comes up.



Testing, testing..



That one of the four instruments I ordered aparently was of an older design, was a big dissapointment...


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