Just found water seeping down the inside of the sheathing for our tricolor light. ._.

A lot of progress on this. Should be picking up terminal blocks and starting to make wire assemblies tomorrow.

The positive leads... still need to shrink the heatshrink, label, and bundle them.

Back from a break with family and back to work on this business. Things are for the most part slowly coming together. I built a lot of cables!

Oof, finally hooked up all the batteries to the charger after rewiring most of it to add in overcurrent protection and other improvements, and it appears to be working just fine. :blobcatmelt3:

Finally 95% on our battery compartment wiring, including some cable management. All that remains (I think) is to bring a positive lead from the solar fuse block into here.

Spent a decent chunk of the day getting this fuse block installed/routed. Solar should be back online in the AM. :blobcathappy:

@Creaturista looks like it's only getting worse... What are you working in that mess?

@Awizadofearthsea We need to rewire the distribution panel so that it's easy to modify and just generally organize everything. A lot of this is figuring out where wires were run so that they can be labeled.

@Creaturista definitely worth the time to make shit easier in the long run. Did you inherit all that from a former owner?

@Awizadofearthsea That's exactly it. The wiring is almost all correct and/or done well, but things kept getting added and changed over time(and there's just a lot of wiring on a boat, even without an AC system!). It was to the point where you couldn't even open the panel door without things coming undone.

@Creaturista classic. The tall ship I'm on right now has that problem big time. Fifty years old and each lighting fixture on a different circuit put in by a different assistant engineer. Good luck! I'm sure it'll be really satisfying when you've got it all neatened up

@Awizadofearthsea Yikes. I bet there are some impressive (and terrible) setups on those ships. It'd definitely be cool to check out and learn more about someday. Just the size of the darn things alone seems like it would present a pretty decent challenge.

Thanks for wishing us luck. Things got a lot easier once we realized we could get the top of the chart table out of the way. Might even have an accurate schematic by the end of the day.

@Creaturista in my experience they are mostly messes, but we might try to sort this one out this winter, which will surely be a learning experience for me! But should be fun.

@Awizadofearthsea Very cool! I hope you learn plenty and stay safe if you end up working on it. I'd definitely be interested in hearing how it goes if you have the time/energy to share any of it.

@Creaturista yeah, we'll see if I end up being responsible for that project and if I learn anything other than that it should've been done better in the first place.

@baronvonjace Thanks! She's a really cool boat and we're hoping to try our hands at some bluewater sailing this year. It's been slow going, as there's so much to learn and adjust to.

@Creaturista can I say that I think it's rad that you own radar??

@Mainebot Heck yeah! It is a very cool instrument. We haven't used it much yet, but I'm looking forward to getting more familiar with it.

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