- Dec 28, 2010
Several weeks ago my charger quit. It was installed in the aft lazzerette and my feeling is that it got wet when I had a problem with the water inlet. Water and Electricity don't play well together. The other item of interest was that someone had moved one of the batteries from under the galley floor to the aft lazzerette. I used my outboard hoist to remove the battery and then used the main halyard to lower the battery back into the galley. I could not have done it with out the Admirals help. I also installed the charger in the cabin below the Nav table. I removed approximately 35 feet of 2/0 and 1/0 cable plus another 15 feet of 4 ga wire. With a new corrosion free ground cable on the engine things seem much better now. I wired it exactly as Catalina did originally with the exception of a separate engine battery switch. At least this gives me time to design and install a newer system with the help of information from Maine Sail. Here are a couple of photos.
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