05 February 2012 | Same ol' Marina
Comments by Doug
Electrician Dave installed the new Balmar 100 amp alternator yesterday. (See photo above). I was hanging out, mostly acting as Dave's "go for." The winter weather turned nice. It was sunny, though windy and pretty cool. It felt good to be on the boat.
Dave mounted the isolation transformer in an out of the way corner. The iso-transformer weighs about 80 lbs, so getting it securely bolted to the underside of a shelf was a feat of strength as well as a balancing act. And in the cramped quarters, it's a "one man job." The language was getting saltier by the minute, and frustration was mounting. It took several attempts to get it mounted properly. My hat's off to Dave for his Herculean effort.
The new electrical panels have been assembled, though the wiring still needs to be connected. New cables were installed to the alternator. Step by step, it's coming together.