And it begins

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Well finally gotten enough strength to start back up - for now. Knee surgery in 2 weeks.

Anyway pulled the boat for winter. Prop shaft leaks when the engine runs, bottom paint needs to be scraped and I am considering replacing some of the thru holes.
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Also a good time to work on engine issues. Wiring harness was a giant cut up mess. Corrosion on all the plugs and one of the past owners decided to slice and dice half the wires. Cheaper to build my own harness and connect with terminal blocks.
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61 North -off topic comment..... keep the posts and pics coming ! This website is better than Ran Sailing on YouTube :D. I love it.
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I'm a picture fan. As they say " A picture is worth a thousand words". The past owners did not do much justice for this boat. It was a live aboard for 15 years and I think I never saw it leave the slip.

Trying to get it where I can at least motor it out into the Sound without fear of it dying. Sails will follow. I do have the set of sails that was given to me. They are the original "Wrap-around-mast" configuration but they have seen better days. I may spend this winter cutting them down to a single ply sail with grommets up the luff. Heck I was going to throw them away but might as well give it a try - have nothing really to loose and new sails are not cheap. Motor and safety first....
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Starting to get freezing temps.
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Both ends of the new engine harness. All the wire is Marine Grade Tinned Copper. The fuse block was a spare I had. It will meet any Guage and light requirements. The double 4 block are just beneath the old panel location.

The single 4 and 8 are next to the engine. Getting rid of idiot lights and installing a new tach, oil pressure and water temp. I did run 2 spare lines for "other".

Will also be moving the starting batteries - considering the are around the water heater.
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looks gorgeous, even though a little chilly for me.

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Was 18-f driving back from knee surgery. Will take a week or so off then back to the grind.
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Thus the reason for the rewiring. As soon as I can bend the knee without much pain I shall go forth with this. I did crawl into the engine area to install a negative bus bar. Wasn't fun getting out due to the recent surgery - will wait...

Will build my own panel with starboard. Waiting on gauges - need to find either British thread sensors or adapters.
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And my new sail ..... Well the new sail money has been reappointed to getting my boiler fixed. Maybe in the spring.
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