|Now capable of sailing, motoring, bilge pumping and beer cooling.|
|That tiny "AC input" merits further study. The AC side charger breaker is off here, so why 0.8 A?|
|Cheapo temperature sensors are surprisingly useful aboard. The fridge part of the top-loading reefer reads 32F, so I turned it down.|
|The freezer portion read 14F, really, that's overkill. It's now cycling less frequently.|
|Yeah, the worklight was fun and all, but I've wanted "general engine bay illumination" for ages.|
Another improvement: a 12 VDC LED floodlight in the engine bay. The leads run back to a dedicated breaker (I still have several spares) and make a difference, particularly at night. Not pictured is a new "unswitched" DC subpanel to which the bilge pump leads have been run; the fridge and the bilge pump are now permanently on, unless switched off at the device itself. The bilge pump control panel is now above the LED flood light on the aft bulkhead of the engine bay and is accessible, if needed, from a removable panel under the lowest companionway stair in the pilothouse.
Speaking of lighting, I took a couple of hours to chase down the various dusty conduits for Alchemy's nav lights. Evidently, I found them:
|Proper wiring determined through "no, no, YES! RED!" from the dock.|
|As if the Lancaster flying over wasn't enough...|
|It's not much of a change, but it's considerably deeper.|
After we haul, I want to confirm the "bus bar performance" theory posted (heh) here. I've never heard of it, but it makes a sort of sense.