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A few modifications

Postby Paul » 25 Apr 2015, 23:23

Been off work a couple of weeks... Sat waiting for my better half to go into labour with my second boy.... 5 days late so far, and getting impatient!!

Anyways, havent been able to risk a boat trip just in case, plus the car is in the garage with a broken turbo (OUCH!!!) So I've been mooching about the house, doing bit of decorating here and there, and working on the boat......

Moved the battery from the stern into the console, and added a second battery with split intelligent charging....
Took a bit of doing!!! Far bigger job than i first thought seemed to take ages. The intelligent VSR only joins the batteries when the engine battery reaches fully charged....
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Whilst i was at it I added a NASA AIS engine, for those who don't know, all commercial vessels now have to transmit AIS messages. These include GPS details, speed, destination, all kinds of things...linked to the chartplotter you can then receive these messages and see where any ferries/cargo ships etc are...

Its the same info this site uses - https://www.marinetraffic.com/


Next job was to fit some LED strip lights under the gunnels.... This was one of the easier jobs in itself, but i was out of switches so needed to fit another switch panel :lol: :lol: :lol: :doh: :doh: :doh:

These are what i used - needed 2x 5m to get all the way around - about £12 on ebay!!

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I think it looks pretty good!!


Yesterday I had to get out of the house.... Had a little trip to Bank house at Caton, only two fish, for 5 hours, but I only saw one other fish caught and there were a few on, so did ok i guess in the conditions.
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Today i had a couple of hours down at Gerrys open weekend!!! What a turn out!! and the new shop looks great!


Next jobs for the boat.... I'm in the middle of plumbing up the Bait wells with a transom mounted pump....


With a bit of luck this baby will turn up soon, starting to lose my marbles lol
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Re: A few modifications

Postby stevied » 26 Apr 2015, 07:43

:D Hope all goes well with both the BABY &that other important thingamybob going on!!! ( Oh sorry Paul i meant the boat) ALL THE VERY BEST STEVIED!!!!! :cheer:
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Re: A few modifications

Postby sharpey » 26 Apr 2015, 07:50

Hope all goes well with the impending event..!! And that's a terrific fish..?? And that boat stuff sounds really interesting, I wonder what it all meant ..???? [emoji106][emoji106][emoji570][emoji570]


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Re: A few modifications

Postby pros » 26 Apr 2015, 08:50

Yes Paul I knew you needed one of them ???

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Re: A few modifications

Postby Paul » 26 Apr 2015, 12:13

Cheers guys.... time is dragging now, just wondering around the house looking for things to do....theres loads unfortunately.... (i did only say "Looking"!!) ;) ;)

Ill have to get up your way for a day on the fly sharpey whilst I'm off :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: A few modifications

Postby grumpyppops1 » 26 Apr 2015, 12:38

Good luck with the wee one.hope it all goes,smoothly for you and your good lady :thumb:
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Re: A few modifications

Postby tarmacduck » 26 Apr 2015, 18:05

When I first saw the pic of those Christmas lights I thought o my goodness what are you thinking. But in the very next picture the result is blooming fantastic well done great idea. Good luck with the new crew man.
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Re: A few modifications

Postby Paul » 26 Apr 2015, 21:40

tarmacduck wrote:When I first saw the pic of those Christmas lights I thought o my goodness what are you thinking. But in the very next picture the result is blooming fantastic well done great idea. Good luck with the new crew man.


I few of the lads at work have them in the back of their vans.... they work really well...The waterproof ones are covered in a kind of gel all the way along. I'm considering doing under the kitchen units with it too.
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Re: A few modifications

Postby grandadruss » 27 Apr 2015, 10:43

Paul wrote:
tarmacduck wrote:When I first saw the pic of those Christmas lights I thought o my goodness what are you thinking. But in the very next picture the result is blooming fantastic well done great idea. Good luck with the new crew man.


I few of the lads at work have them in the back of their vans.... they work really well...The waterproof ones are covered in a kind of gel all the way along. I'm considering doing under the kitchen units with it too.


Like those lights Paul,would look good round a cot :lmao:
Good luck with new arrival as well,you'll need a bigger boat soon :thumb:
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