Electrical Systems

The wiring on the boat, particularly the engine room and wheel house was ‘a joke’.  Literally dozens of redundant connections, gauges, pumps & systems, exposed, loose & terminated wires, nothing properly marked and poorly functioning fuses & circuit breakers.

Original 240 V switchboard with covers off
Original 240 V switchboard with covers off

All engine room wiring was exposed then traced and all terminated and redundant wiring removed. The main 240V and 24V switchboards were opened and all redundant circuits removed. The 12V system was removed completely. New 240V circuit breakers were installed in the 240V board for the remaining useful circuits. New RCDs were also installed. Massive amounts of wire was removed.

240 V AC switchboard after removal of redundant circuits
240 V AC switchboard after removal of redundant circuits

Due to the installation of solar the current huge switchboard is redundant and will be removed over time. All wiring from both the 240V side and the 24V side will be replaced with new wire as time allows.

Redundant wiring removed from the engine room and main switchboards.
Redundant wiring removed from the engine room and main switchboards.

During the reconstruction of the saloon main walls new 240V and 24V cabling was installed to replace all the old and redundant wiring located in these walls. Extra circuits were installed for future use. All circuits were connected to the existing switchboard. New circuits were also run to the bar and guest toilet areas.

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