Electrical overview?

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Electrical overview?

Postby dan_usmc » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:20 am

Looking at the flats flyer which has a console, rear mount motor, want to add a power pole and a trolling motor, not to mention running lights..

Is anyone familiar with training/instruction on what goes where? Specifically, where do you run the wires, how do you protect them, how do you make them accessible for maintenance..? Looking for a high level overview to gain some confidence before taking this on and have no idea how much the Glen-L plans cover on the electrical side..

would be 1 19' open console, full fiberglass hull and deck, thanks in advance

dan from florida

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Re: Electrical overview?

Postby mrintense » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:27 am

Well, Dan,

I cannot answer your questions specifically regarding placement of electrical, but their are electrical systems diagrams available from Glen L for a variety of boats. If your electrical needs are simple, then there is an older newsletter on the Glen L site that covers a basic electrical system.

The boat plans from Glen L cover the construction of the boat but not the systems. They have some good books available to help with understanding, most notably the Boatbuilding With Plywood book also available from their site. Many people such as yourself, most with no experience in this sort of thing have successfully built boats and there is plenty of help and online information available. It mostly just takes perseverance and desire to see it through.

Good luck and hope you decide to go forth with your build.
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Re: Electrical overview?

Postby PeterG » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:04 am

In addition to the Glen-L information, a couple of highly recommended books covering electrical installations and maintenance for boats, written for the owner or builder:
This one by Nigel Calder,
https://www.amazon.com/Boatowners-Mecha ... DR91DZ9NPD
And this one by Charlie Wing:
https://www.amazon.com/Boatowners-Illus ... HW5HZ9YMHG

The second book seems written more for the owner for maintenance and repairs. Also, any and all boat design/build/maintenance books by David Gerr are recommended.
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Re: Electrical overview?

Postby slug » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:43 am

I have Calder's book....not much help in wiring diagrams. Just some basics and wire capacities. I used this site as a help.
http://newboatbuilders.com/pages/electricity13.html

Glen L also now has wiring diagrams.

Doug

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Re: Electrical overview?

Postby mrintense » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:25 pm

slug wrote:Glen L also now has wiring diagrams.


I can attest that these wiring diagrams are quite nice and fairly complete. There is also quite a bit of extra useful information included with the product.
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