Subject: Re: [harryproa] Wiring and water runs?
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 5/24/2008, 10:41 AM


Wiring runs through and under the walls in the cabin, and in conduit
elswhere. Details are yet to be sorted as the location of the
equipment is not yet finalised. I intensely dislike anything that
cannot be got at and fixed if required, so everything will be

It is not premature to talk about anything. Minimising cable runs is
important and having the power loss between the gen set and the
batteries is (I think, happy to be told otherwise) a better solution
than between the batteries and the motors. It looks like the motors
on the first charter boat will be under the bridge deck, on each hull
with the genset in the middle of the boat and batteries close to the
motors (one set in the ww hull, plus the house batteries, one set in
the lee hull is the current plan. Long cable runs and weight to
windward are definitely a compromise with the motors on the rudders.



On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 8:58 PM, gardnerpomper <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering how the wiring will be run on the charter proa. I have
> gotten the impression that the deck floor will be a single foam cored
> panel. Will there just be conduits attached to the "top" of the floor,
> or along the walls, or will it be embedded in the floor itself? There
> is always a tradeoff between keeping it all out of sight, and still
> having access to it for repairs.
> On a related topic, I was also thinking about the wire runs for the
> genset to the batteries and electric motors. I assume the batteries
> will be in teh windward hull, for the ballast, so there will be long
> runs to the electric motors in the lw hull. If the genset is on deck
> for easy access, then it would seem that you have very long cable runs
> for very high amperage circuits. It depends on the specs, but aren't
> we talking about 100' or more of 00 or bigger cable?
> I don't know if it is premature to talk about this, but I am curious.
> - Gardner

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