Just thought I'd share my weekend's labours with the Ribnet collective. Thanks need to go out to Channel Ribs (aka Malthouse/teaser/mouse Martin) for the supply of a very shiny new GPSMap 5008 at a bargain basement price including near as dammit personal door to door delivery, and also to Martini for his braun and brains with raising my engine.
Someone once told me that NMEA 2000 simplifies boat wiring. I'd like to see if they agree after looking at all the wires now plumbed into the back of the Garmin
General shot of the miles of cable now installed in what I would class a fairly simple marine electronics installation
. I can see why they quantify the amount of cabling on planes and ships in miles rather than feet.
All looking neat and tidy and in working order
The scaffold A-frame that we set up to hang the engine off, whilst then raising the jockey wheel to lower the transom to bolt the engine on in its new raised position. Suprisingly the theory worked well, even though I had visions of 260kg lying horizontally on the lawn with buckled scaffold poles strewn around.