Texas Barrelback 20

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Looking good Steve. I get jealous every time I see someone doing their wiring. But it's a good feeling because I know there is another beautiful boat in the works. Just wish I could get to my wiring. Soon enough I suppose.
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Carl, think about what you're going to install later so you can pre wire to avoid the proverbial painted in a corner syndrome.

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Carl

Be sure and use color codes. But, label both ends of the wire for its purpose.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Carl, I'll echo what Roberta said, I'm doing all the wiring (and running fuel lines, blowers, etc) under the deck before I add the deck. Its so much easier to see and access while I can reach through the deck.

good luck!

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Electrical questions

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I have a few electrical questions as follows on my PCM 343 wiring harness:
1. Why are there 2 ignition fuses (both 20A)?
2. What is the ignition relay vs the starter relay?
a. Is the ignition relay intended for accessories such as bilge pumps, bilge blowers
3. What is the difference between vessel ground and engine ground?


Thanks in advance!

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Bouyancy

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I decided to put in some 1/8" plywood strips within the expanded foam and then screw those bits that stick out to the frames. You can see my foam molds with the slots for those plywood strips in the pics below. I then wrapped them in heavy duty garbage bags before installing the bouyancy. Hopefully the garbage bags will keep foam bits from ending up in my bilge![/attachment]
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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I only ran engine related stuff off the engine relays and to operate relays used to power the other things like lighting and pumps and blowers. It's better to run separate relays to prevent overloading engine electronics.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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the sundeck is going on. It's the first time I've seen it without seeing batons.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Awesome job! That's an interesting idea with the foam.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Congratulations on never getting back there anymore Steve!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Thanks Hoodman, it seems to work pretty well, the foam is very light so the boards are plenty strong.

Pshychobilly, my fuel tank comes out (easier when empty I'm sure) so I can still get back there if I have to...but I hope I don't have to!

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Nice milestone Steve. I just decked mine about 4 months ago and it was really nice to get that done.
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Looks great! Won't be long before you take her to the water.

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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Steve. I have that same 1/4" of curvature alone the hinge line of the engine hatch as you have. Your 2018 post. You said that you found a flat hinge that will work on a curve. What did you decide to use?
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Re: Texas Barrelback 20

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Jim,
I don't have a picture of mine but others have them so go to this link and these are the same as I am using. I am hinging mine in the back so the single piece hatch lifts up from the front with the hinge in the back.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=25407&p=186250&hilit=hinge#p186250

Hope this makes sense!!

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