March 5, 2018
I continued the wiring work on the starboard side, leading wire runs forward from the starboard cockpit locker (to start) to the galley, v-berth, and after part of the cabin where the running light was located. I left ample extra wire to eventually lead over across the forward end of the cockpit and into the port side wiring area.
With the bulk wiring runs in place, I worked my way through the installations on this side: light fixtures in the v-berth and galley; a 12-volt outlet in the galley; and the starboard running light. As I made the connections, I neatened and tied up the wiring as needed through the existing locker spaces, and using more flexible conduit to cover and route the exposed wiring to the running light.
With the excess wiring pulled into the cockpit locker, next I led the bitter ends through a length of rigid hose as a conduit to protect the wires at the forward end of the locker where they were exposed. I brought the wire ends into the port cockpit locker/wiring central area where I’d eventually make the final connections.
Meanwhile, I ran an additional wire, along with the antenna cable I’d started previously (leading to the mast wiring area in the head) to the starboard side of the cabin next to the companionway, where the owner requested I install the VHF radio he had purchased for the boat. I made up the wiring and antenna connections and completed the installation.
I used up what remained of the day sorting out and beginning to make connections for the final wires in the port wiring area, working through the additional two lighting circuits and preparing others by trimming excess length and removing sheathing. I hoped to finish up the connections and organization next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.75 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 32°, partly cloudy. Forecast for the day: Mostly cloudy, 41°