Well, here we go again. Another boat project to see me through the winter, in readiness for a late winter/early spring launch. If the weather isn’t too bad, then hopefully it will be sooner.
So what have I decided upon this time?
It’s a simulated Coble style GRP 17ft Yorkshire Pebble boat, with a very nice 162cm beam. I haven’t done anything yet, as I only picked it up yesterday (27/09/19) from Jamie at JSH Trading located in Wicklewood, Norfolk.
The weather is absolutely bucketing it down with high winds and lightning, so apart from placing a strong cover over it, I haven’t done anything.
What I have done is revised my electrical wiring plan to accommodate some new equipment, and working away in my workshop I have started to fit out the centre console that will be installed after a new floor is laid.
If anyone is interested in how I am fitting it out with the electrical side of things, you can download a copy of my electrical copy of my plan in the resources section.
And just for laughs, here are my original ideas for the wiring. Much thought has gone into this and there have been a few changes along the way, as is the usual case with all things boatie! But overall, it has stayed pretty much to the original idea.
I know you are going to be interested in what the console looks like and what equipment I am fitting this boat out with, so here are a few more images showing the console in my workshop.
This is the reference diagram I made up so that I have a general plan to follow. Some things do get changed, especially when I fit something and then decide the quality is not good enough and therefore replace it with something better.
I’ll leave this post at this point and promise to upload some more images of the console, as last night I had fitted the VHF set, speedo, switches and other bits, so please do come back to see how things are progressing.