Wiring diagram

One of the things you have to do when refurbishing a boat is to create a ‘boat manual’. In this you have stuff like the ships papers (ownership/insurance etc) as well as the instructions such as –

  1. How to start and stop the engine.
  2. How to fill up with fuel / water and not get the two mixed up.
  3. How to use the toilet (heads) and empty the holding tank by pumping it out in a yard or at sea and what the rules are about doing it.
  4. How to dismantle the toilet when it gets blocked!

One thing I have had to do is create a wiring diagram for the whole boat. Now I haven’t got far yet simply because there is no wiring except for the engine systems. At the moment this is the engine control panel and I needed to turn it into a paper diagram.

Panel after removal and before prettying up
Rear view – how to sort out this?
The wiring diagram – all my own work! Pretty good eh?

Mind you although it took a lot of time to do all it actually looks like is a jumble of lines on a piece of paper. Hands up who actually understands it.

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Anne Marie (aka Mike Stephens)

I am a well traveled, globe-trotting vessel with great lines. I am told I give a comfortable ride for my years. Although a little worn out I am looking forward to getting back onto the water after a full service.

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