I was able to put in a few more good days of work and I am glad to finally say that I have brought this project to a close. After this, I should have gained enough experience to be a government engineer since it was completed 2 months late and way over budget....
I'm not sure if I mentioned it earlier, but I decided to tear out all the old Garmin electronics due to the fact that I was able to re-purpose the existing B60 transducer. I just do not have the time, or the funds, to deal with the new transducer that I want. It worked out for the best because I was able to clean up much of the console wall from all of the black boxes. I reached back out to NewWire Marine to have them make up a panel for my SIMRAD. Yes, the mini SIMRAD looks rather silly in that large space, but an upgrade to a 12" will have to wait until more funds can be appropriated. I haggled with myself about making my own out of starboard or UMHW, but decided to just plunk down the cash and save some valuable time.
I also had them make a panel to cover the gaping hole where the old breaker panel used to be. I used the old panel dimensions, but I wish I would have made it a little bigger.
A final glory shot of the wiring. I placed everything on a hinged panel that folds up into the console. I'm hoping I can use the reverse side for black-box mounting such as my autopilot computer and sonar hub. I have not closed up the large hole yet, but I saved the old piece and I think I will just make a frame and put it back into place for now.
Here is a pic folded up. I got some hood clamps for a Jeep from Amazon. I glued on some teak blocks with epoxy to give me a little more meat for the screws to dig into... I was afraid I would go right through the gel coat on the other side.
The FELL MOB is in place, but I have not wired it up yet. Maybe next time. I got some white carbon fiber vinyl wrap to cover the gauge panel, and decided to use a little piece for the key panel. It looks OK. I hope it stands up to the test of time. A new Yamaha panel will cost about $60. A NewWire Marine panel will be about $75.
Last up was the plumbing.... My new parts came in and took me about 3 hours to plumb everything up. New hoses all the way from the through hull to the livewell, to the washdown. I also hooked up the fresh water that was completely disconnected. It's nice to be able to actually turn the seacock in case I had a real emergency. I wish I had more photos of the completed work, but I just wanted to get this over with...
I'm happy to say that everything worked! Except for one blunder..... Somehow, I plumbed the washdown pump to the livewell, and the livewell pump to the washdown.... That had my wheels spinning for about 30 minutes.... I don't know if there is enough hose to just swap the connections and I used all of it. I am half temped to just swap the buttons on the switch panel, but my OCD will not allow it because ALL of my wiring labels will be wrong. I'm sure I'll end up getting another few feet of hose and just fix it right. Doh!
After all that, I got her outside to test all the plumbing and bilge pumps. Other than the error I mentioned above, everything else worked as designed. The bilge pumps worked great and had no problem keeping up with 3 garden hoses running full blast.
There is still much more I want to do (courtesy lights, underwater lights, livewell lights). But I'm happy to say that I finally got it usable and fishable in time for the Red Snapper opener. I think I'll save some of those projects for next winter or rainy days.
Next up; I want to do some general engine maintenance. Other than changing the lower unit oil and fuel water separators, I have not done anything since I took ownership of this 13 months ago. I want to do a full impeller and hosing update, plugs, and maybe some internal filters.
I would like to close by saying thanks to everyone here on the board for cheering me on and keeping me motivated. Special thanks to those who contributed with ideas along the way.
I feel the sting of sweat running into my eyes just looking at all of that work! Nothing beats the satisfaction of doing it yourself. The wiring looks great and best of all you now know where everything is. Great job
Last Edit: May 29, 2019 10:37:26 GMT -5 by fishnfool
Looks great. Nice job. $10 says you upgrade that Simrad unit sooner then you think. Way too much unused space around it.
We'll see how I make out this season, but I suspect you are right, and it will probably include a new B175M. There is a gently used 12" on The Dull Truth that I have been watching. I think a 12" will fill that spot nicely.
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
Mar 2, 2021 17:32:44 GMT -5
finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
Mar 6, 2021 15:33:50 GMT -5
finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
Mar 6, 2021 15:34:23 GMT -5
finatic: 700 and growing nice work guys.
Mar 8, 2021 14:46:44 GMT -5
steve: Thinking of buying a 24 ft sailfish center console to go in gulf waters. Debating between Robolo and sailfish. Need advice
Mar 11, 2021 16:57:40 GMT -5
fishguy: Only have a few hours on my 241 very stable platform handles well .
Mar 14, 2021 19:00:13 GMT -5
finatic: Many new members this past week, be sure to introduce yourself up top.
Mar 16, 2021 17:43:45 GMT -5
sja: Have 27 2018 CC with windless. Any know anchor line size and length?
Mar 28, 2021 10:13:24 GMT -5
sja: My name is Sal from Long Island own 2018 27 CC
Mar 28, 2021 10:17:47 GMT -5
hotrods: Any one recommend a certified Yamaha mechanic for engine verifications and maintenance in the Ft Lauderdale area?
Mar 28, 2021 13:50:16 GMT -5
fishnfool: Olie at Parker Yachts
Mar 28, 2021 14:24:59 GMT -5
hotrods: Thanks I will try him
Mar 31, 2021 21:09:58 GMT -5
stoshki: Took delivery today of a 2020 245 DC. Named her, "Diamond Lil". If anyone knows how far to space the bunks (3" x 10" x 12') on a boat lift, please share. Good boating to all!
Apr 22, 2021 18:18:15 GMT -5
fishnfool: Welcome and congrats. Post your question up top. But the trailer measurements are contained in the Owners Manual.
Apr 22, 2021 21:42:05 GMT -5
theo: Does anyone know where I can get sailfish part numbers for a 2009 2360 WAC? I need them to order parts from Llebroc
Apr 28, 2021 13:49:11 GMT -5
fishnfool: Call Sailfish direct, their customer service rep is usually ver helpful.
Apr 29, 2021 11:39:19 GMT -5
theo: Thank you Fishnfool. I did call them. They were fantastic!
Apr 30, 2021 11:34:49 GMT -5
duanen: Configuration of your under hull will indicate where they should be placed
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