52 Photos - Mar 4, 2014
Photo: nav stationPhoto: Electrical Panel in Pilgrim when purchasedPhoto: Photo: vhfPhoto: taking apart the exisiting electrical systemPhoto: wiring, cabinet doors, and wall coverings gone.  Next up remove the black water deck pump out hose.Photo: locker to left is awaiting scrubbing.  Locker on right is cleaned.Photo: fresh paint in upper nav station storagePhoto: Transfering template for new battery selector & bilge pump switches to 1/4" starboardPhoto: I have other plans for the 1/8" luan template at top.The 1/4" starboard face plate is ready to be cut at bottomPhoto: Original luan template (top) modified to serve as template for removing additional material in the boat.New 1/4" starboard panel (bottom) cut outs complete.Photo: New panel with battery selector,  three bilge pump switches, and guards installed at top and bottom.Photo: Pattern for  Battery & Bilge Pump Management Panel  tapped into postion over site of original M382 battery selector switch. I traced the template using a marker then cut out the area using a jig saw.Photo: Cut out complete.Starter battery with temporary bilge pump wiring in background.  Next step...seal the edge of plywood cabinetry with a couple coats of epoxy.Photo: New Battery & Bilge Pump Management Panel installed on PilgrimPhoto: New switch panel mounted below nav station bench seat.  New deck scupper pumbing in background.Photo: Navigation station.  Future electrical panel will occupy the empty area outobard along the hull.Photo: Nav Station with overhead painted whitePhoto: Formica covered plywood panels for mounting electrical systemPhoto: Marking out location of horizonatal frames in electrical panelPhoto: grinding area where frames will be epoxied to hullPhoto: Horizontal frames for electrical system mounting boards epoxied to hull.Photo: adding insulation along the hull behind the future electrical panelPhoto: Holes for wire runs cut outboard of nav station seat (lower right). Once the wiring is complete, we plan to enclose this area with storage / arm rest.Photo: I created cardboard replicas of the electrical system mounting boards.  I will use these to experiment with how best to layout Pilgrim's terminal blocks, busses, and other behind the scenes electrical components.Photo: Experimenting with various electrical panel layouts.Photo: test fitting electrical panel templates behind new panel frames at nav station.Photo: test fitting new panel for nav station electrical & electronicsPhoto: 1/8' luan template of nav station instrument panelPhoto: 1/8' luan template of nav station instrument panelPhoto: Transfering template to nav station panelPhoto: cut outs removed from nav station panelPhoto: Instruments installed in nav station panel:  clockwise from top high water alarm, garmin GMI10 multi-function display, Blue Sky solar charge controller, Victron Energy battery monitor, and pair of 12V outlets.  I intentionally squeezed instruments in tight formation to provide space for future additons.Photo: The back side of the Blue Sky solar charge controller has exposed circutry. Using some 3/4", black star board and plexiglass fibrcated a protective cover for the unit.Photo: The back side of the Blue Sky solar charge controller has exposed circutry. Using some 3/4", black star board and plexiglass fibrcated a protective cover for the unit.Photo: test fitting new nav station instrument panelPhoto: test fitting for new eletrical & instrument panels at nav station.Photo: forward instrument panel hinges downward and aft electrical panel hinges forward.Photo: From left to right:Two dc neutral bus bars Two dc positive terminal blocksInstrument / NMEA fuse blockAC terminal block; (top)AC neutral & ground bus (bottom)Photo: installing terminal blocks, fuse blocks, and bus bars in electrical panel.Photo: Installing 12V primary wiring and components at Nav StationPhoto: Plexiglas cover over primary DC fuse blockPhoto: test fitting the top with cut out removedPhoto: ready for install.Photo: All the pieces in place but need to refinish the fiddle and teak trim prior to final assemblyPhoto: Storage space and access to DC Primary Fuses & Neg bus via removable section.Photo: Primary DC Fuse Block InstallationPhoto: Instrument Panel with addition of inverter controler (bottom row second from left.)Photo: Progress on Pilgrims nav station.Photo: Photo: overhead & side walls prepped, masked, and ready for primer.Photo: Installing trim at nav station