Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Nav Station Layout

When we sold our business we asked that we might be able to use the equipment for several months as we finished up our boat refit. The buyer graciously said, "Yes".

So last week (after changing everything around several times) we routed out the new Nav Station panel. Here it is laying in the galley with its second coat of varnish. 

At the top in the center is the Radar/Chartplotter. Below that are the GPS and Sailing Instruments. Across the bottom are the radios: two VHFs and a Stereo. In the upper left is the Inverter interface and two light switches. In the upper right is the Navtex.

Behind the electrical panel and the instruments is quite a collection of all kinds of wires: 110 AC, 12v DC, coaxial, antenna, and also noise suppressors. You really have to know what you are doing to make any changes. Thankfully, the Captain is an electrical genius and things are progressing nicely with our Nav Station remodel.

Part of this project was to remove unused cables and secure the existing cables around the generator and beneath the floor in the aft cabin. We also put new fittings on the antennas where they come through the aft caprail, AND we snaked a wire up through the pedestal leg to the helm for a remote VHF.

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