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Hi All -

I recently acquired a 1984 O'Day 26 that needs some re-wiring (mast lights), and some installations (VHF radio, bilge pump, depth finder).

I am only marginally "handy", so I am looking for a marine electrician in the Boston/South Shore area (boat is on the hard in Quincy). I've tried the yellow pages and internet searches, but haven't found anyone willing to do this project yet. I'm finding that this project is too small to be of much interest to the one real Marine Electrician that I found, and boat yards, etc aren't interested either.

Does anyone know of a marine electrician in this region who would be willing to handle such a minor (to them) project?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.
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From just redoing my 1981 mast and most of my wiring i might guess that the mast wireing will be at or near the end of its life (mine was so black it would not pass 12 volts anymore )


Which turned the project into a pretty high dollar event even with a compleat DIY repiar there was 400 + dollars in stuff

So i can see were what you want done having 1500 + cost .

What are you thinking of spending ?
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bacinmass, call RnR marine in Hingham. they referred me to an electrician who moonlights in marine electronics. He wired new chartplotter etc-did agreat job,reasonable and responsive.
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I doubt a regular electrician, who is moonlighting, is going to know how to install a transducer for a depthfinder. Also, did he use marine grade wiring and such to do the installation???
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You don't need a marine electrician to do this. Its really easy and since it's all 12 VDC there is not much danger to be afraid of if you are just a bit careful. I'm in RI and Quincy is a 45 minute drive. I could come help you with the electric part of it, but I don't have any special expertise in installing thru hull sleeves for the transducers.

But if you would like some help and are not in a big hurry (I'm tied up the next few weeks) with the wiring I can offer to show you how to make the splices, run the wire, test the circuits and so on.

Is the mast up or down?
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