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I was expecting a long story involving post-regatta discussion, evenings cocktails, and marina BBQ...
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Thank you to all those you contributed to that...

http://www.moyermarineforum.com/foru...t=Align+engine

My next step. Here again a first for me
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I was expecting a long story involving post-regatta discussion, evenings cocktails, and marina BBQ...
If you must know, there may have been some cheap box wine involved.

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Getting there.. step by step.
Not as fun as Joe «*riding his A4*» on a floating platform pulled by another boat...
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So after my coupling issues, and my mounting bolt issue...

I spent half of yesterday and around 10 hours today sorting out all the electrical issues, cabling etc.... including 90 minutes to flip the water jacket plate (trying to save the gasket...).

Conclusion: my Memorial Day sailing plan transformed itself into a day of wrenching, cutting, soldering, connecting, investigating years of ugly electrical modifications, and removing useless cables.

So at the end of the day, engine cranks OK. And I only shorted a few wires (hint: always shut 12V off when changing instrument panel bulbs)

This is not Neil’s level, but a serious improvement
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So as part of my efforts to straighten the electrical system yesterday, I discovered the hard way that several circuits were not fuse protected, when they should. No Comment.

I am going to add fuses:
- on the positive supply to the key switch (40 amps as per MM drawing)
- on the lead between coil + and key switch (20 amps as per MM drawing)
- one fuse dedicated to all lighting of the instrument panel (with the number of modifications, it should really be). recommendations for amps?
- one on the Music/Radio/CDs combo, that was connected directly to the battery(!!!). What fuse rating should I use? It is a typical "car system"

The original 12V electrical of my Catalina 27 is in poor shape, toggle switches are failing one by one. I may replace the whole thing, but that is a next Fall project

Any other ideas / recommendations?
thank you

been going through a lot of threads, among those
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/foru...ht=fuse+rating
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/foru...ht=fuse+rating
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so finally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ59jWf_6q8

The last evenings have been brutal. Access on the Catalina is really ugly. My back is completely blocked now.

So of course the water plate that I had to flip is now leaking with the damaged gasket, extra Permatex was not sufficient. But that will not prevent me to sail for now. I am ordering new gaskets (plate + thermostat) to Ken right now. I will try to remove the plate without removing the thermostat housing, but it is hard.

But the to-do list on the electrical of that boat is now much longer...
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So of course the water plate that I had to flip is now leaking with the damaged gasket, extra Permatex was not sufficient. But that will not prevent me to sail for now. I am ordering new gaskets (plate + thermostat) to Ken right now.
One bit of advice is to mop up the leaking water when you can while you wait to re-do the side plate.
You won't want to lose the ground gained by having that water cause rusting/corrosion and possibly lead to other issues resulting from that.

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But the to-do list on the electrical of that boat is now much longer...
Keep us in the loop on that upgrade.
Lot's of good guy's advice available (Neil, Joe, etc)
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