Salty 36


Salty, a 1989 Contessa 26' Sloop (JJ Taylor)


Project Complete:  293.75 total hours

Scope of Project:  Repower; electrical and systems replacement and upgrades; windvane installation; miscellaneous upgrades and improvements

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April 8, 2016

Salty 36

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I spent part of the morning working on rewiring an existing fuel gauge and installing the engine panel and wiring harness, simple jobs made more time-consuming in the usual way by the tight access and convoluted wiring runs required.  The gauge required a wire to the tank sending unit, as well as a negative wire that I led forward to the port negative distribution buss, along with a power wire that I led over to the engine panel and connected to the hot side of the ignition switch, so the gauge would power up when the engine was running.

With those connections made, I ran the engine wiring harness along the port side of the engine room, securing it as needed, and eventually installed the engine gauge panel in its opening.

I had various other chores around the shop and yard, including some small, unrelated projects and various boat and yard moves to open up shop space for several other jobs I’d be working on in the coming weeks, but to round out the week’s work on Salty, I epoxied the mounting block for the RAM electronics base to the cockpit bulkhead in the chosen location.


Total time billed on this job today:  2.75 hours

0600 Weather  Observation:
Cloudy, showers, 40°.  Forecast for the day:  showers, maybe some sun, around 50°