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New Gauges and instruments

Posted by Bryan on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Electronics 
I installed new guages.  The old ones were not looking good on the back.  The electrical connections were suspect and instead of waiting untill I got the boat in the water and running, I just went ahead and changed out the gauges. The old wire was not marine gauge tinned wire either.  They probably all worked fine, but now they also look pretty.  I have a new tach that is set to zero for the engine rebuild.  I think the engine had about 5,000 hours on it.  

I had planned on using the old gear ...
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Working on Electronics

Posted by Bryan on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Electronics 
My daughter is helping me with the electronics and the wiring.  We took the old electrical panel, which will be thrown out, and attached it to a plastic box.  Ripped out a bunch of the circuit breakers, attached an old volt meter and amp meter, both of which I already have new ones, attached a lead to some mini jumper cable like clamps for the batteries and another line from a circuit breaker to some alligator clips.  Now we can hook up various electronics and test them out.  I have boxes of ...

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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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