Wheel House

A thorough examination of the electronics and wiring in the wheel house revealed that the equipment was mostly useless and non functioning. As seems common on many boats I have looked at new equipment is installed right on top of the old without removing anything!

Original wheel house layout Jan 2014
Original wheel house layout Jan 2014

There was a mass of redundant wiring under the wheel house benches.
The wheel house leaked, windows were cracked and much of the glass was only standard household grade. The decision was made to completely gut the wheel house, repair the walls and roof and to start again.

Stripped and ready for rebiuilding
Stripped and ready for rebuilding

All the old equipment was removed and disposed of. All antennas mounted on the wheel house roof were removed and the holes plugged
All the existing wiring was removed. The old windows were removed. Continue reading “Wheel House”