Well we've done quite a lot so far but have a couple of questions.
Removed both engines and associated gear.
Stripped the console and removed it along with the huge ful length fuel tank.
Removed all the wiring, cables etc.
Designed and built a stainless samson post.
Made some odd repairs on the tubes.
Removed the transom section and recut the stainless cover.
Fitted one of the engines back on.
Re fitted the tanks and console having removed all the unnecessary electronics, (gps, Fishfinder, log, depth, bilge pump)
Ran the much reduced wiring and cables. (just a VHF radio, engine electrics and cables)
We now have a spare 55hp engine
So we are now ready to start wiring up.
From the engine we have;
Pos and Neg Battery wires
Three pin plug for the kill switch/igntion
Red and yellow wire for the starter
and a single black wire running from the ignition box which we don't know what it does.
Perhaps revcounter ?
The wiring we removed was a right old mess but it appears that the main power leads ran straight to the battery via the isolator switch.
IE not though a regulator.
Does this mean that the charging ri=uns direct to the battery?
There was a very tatty regulator which all the old electronics ran off so we're guessing we'll need a reg between the battery and the VHF.
I took a few photo's of the rib today which can be seen at
Any further advice would be welcomed.