I have begun rewiring the boat, it's COLD outside so I didn't get too far. I'll go back tomorrow and work until I get too cold. I purchased all the wire online for less than half what it would have cost me at a retailer, also bought some 14-16ga, 10-12ga heat shrink terminals, and some clear shrink wrap. What I did is put labels under the shrink wrap identifying the circuit. I printed these on a thermal labelmaker and was afraid heating the shrinkwrap with the labels under them would turn them black, but it didn't, they turned out perfect. I did have trouble getting them shrunk however, it's so cold that both the torch lighter and the regular Bic lighter I had on hand simply refused to light. Warming them up next to the little space heater seemed to work, but they were still unreliable at best. So you can see some carbon deposits on some of the shrinkwrap.
I want to get this done while it's cold so I can get to work on the mechanical systems that need attention. I have a lot of work to do before it gets warm enough to do any painting.
Box of cable, terminals, and misc. Anyone know where I can crimp the 4ga terminals? West Marine? My crimper won't crimp that big.
I have an LED fetish! Every light in the boat will be LED.
A co-worker was nice enough to scrounge up some 3/4" aluminum plate for me, this is $100 worth of aluminum! (retail, not scrap value) This will be used to rebuild the mast step. The sandwich will be:
Top of deck
3/4" aluminum (replacing the plywood)
3/4" aluminum (replacing either more ply or balsa, the internets are not clear on this layer)