Glen-L Reliant - Electrical

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Jim Benge
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Glen-L Reliant - Electrical

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Hello again,

I am beginning the electrical stage of the construction of the Glen-L Reliant. I would like to find and hire an experienced marine electrical engineer to design the electrical system for my project. I know I can design and install the system from the knowledge I get from the many good books on the subject, but there is no substitute for experience to get the best finished product the first time. I have no interest in the trial and error approach and I am anxious to get a qualified person working on the design. I will do the work, but would prefer to do as little of it twice as possible.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. I can be contacted through my website below, respond here, or call me at 214 796-7803.

Thanks for your help again.

Jim Benge
www.whitmar.org

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Hey Jim

You might want to look this guy up. Alden Trull

http://www.midcoast.com/~aft/index2.html

Haven't had him design anything for me but he was open to my many questions.

Rick
Yours Aye!
Rick

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Thanks Rick.

I just sent him an email.

Jim

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Jim, your Reliant looks amazing! I love your site. I cant wait for the next group of photos.

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Jim Benge wrote:Thanks Rick.

I just sent him an email.

Jim
Let us know how you make out Jim. Looked through your web site. That's quite a project. Amazing work. Really looking forward to seeing it all come together and you getting her wet!

Cheers.
Rick
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If you don't go for the pictures...then go for the music. Good choice!
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Jim,

Haven't heard from you in a while. Are you still in the Dallas area? I know we have several good sail boat guys in our area. I always had "The Rig Shop" in Rowlett do my work on my sailboats. I cannot remember the name of the guy that owns the place, but he is a pretty good guy. I think his name may be Robert, but it wouldn't hurt to give him a call and see who he recommends. I know "The Rig Shop" has pointed me in the right direction a couple of times.

Robert

P.S. Are you still open to showing off your work sometime? I know we traded an email or two about a year ago, but I never followed up with you.

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Hello Robert-

Yes I am still in Dallas....not going anywhere until this thing is done. Come see me at the shop. Call first. 214 796-7803

I think Robert at the Rig Shop has moved or closed. He is not at his old location in Rowlett anymore.

Thanks again.

Jim

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Jim,

Thanks for the invite. I am in Atlanta for the next couple of weeks, but will definitely give you call sometime when I get back.

Thanks for the information on the Robert and the Rig Shop. That stinks! He did a lot of work for me and my father in the past. Have you found anyone to do your electrical work.

Thanks again,
Robert

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Awesome web site...great build, looks amazing...and you absolutely did marry UP !

STeve

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Post by Jim Benge »

I have hired Alden Trull to design the electrical system and I have set him up with a challenge. During the years of construction I purchased the Vetus bow thruster, the air horn compressor, and the windlass, all requiring 24VDC while I have bought 12VDC pumps, vacuum generators, etc. AND I have two 115 VAC air conditioners.

So, he is designing my complex system. I'll put it together from his specs.

I STILL need someone that is fluent in LED and has enough knowledge of LED lighting, regarding spacing, lenses, etc to make a boat interior look good with LED lights without it feeling so stark white. It should still have an even flield of light without such "spotting".

Anyway, still looking for a lighting designer interested in taking on this project.

Thanks again.

And Yes I did marry up! But don't tell her. She thinks I can build a boat!

Jim

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