Flying Bridge Restoration

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:03 pm

My shift and throttle controls on my fly bridge are UFlex brand, the two controls at my lower station in the salon are Morse controls. I have four keyed ignition switches, two at the lower helm in the salon and two on the fly bridge, I did away with the ignition toggle switches for a little added security. I placed three spare fuses and one spare fuse holder cap in each of the four key floats should I ever need them, these are handy spares indeed, I stuffed a cotton ball into each key float so the fuses and cap don't rattle around and get broken. If I ever need to add a additional circuit on my fly bridge I installed two axillary fuse blocks, if you scroll up in this topic you will see a picture of my switch panel where you will find two circuit breakers supplying power to these two axillary fuse blocks, labeled Fuse Block No.1 and Fuse Block No.2. I will post pictures of these two axillary fuse blocks in the near future.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge
Twin Crusader 350's
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby Busia » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:23 pm

Sounds good ! You have thought of everything, now if you can just bring the price of gas down.
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:49 pm

12 VOLT BRIDGE PANEL is ready for installation tomorrow. I fabricated copper buss bars to run on the "LINE" side of the circuit breakers, this eliminated all of the jumpers the factory had installed between the fifteen circuit breakers, this cleaned things up nicely, only needed four jumpers between circuit breaker banks (These are the four red jumpers you see at the ends of the banks). Port side power supply will power eight circuits and the Starboard side power supply will power seven circuits for a total of fifteen circuits. Additionally I have installed two flat rubber electrical insulating strips between the three banks of circuit breakers to keep them isolated from one another. It's important to mimic the Port and Starboard circuits with how they are wired below at your main station lower helm.
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:48 pm

12 VOLT BRIDGE PANEL installed and wired today. All circuits function tested SAT. I also installed a push-pull single pole/single throw switch just to the left of the panel wired to my gauge lights, this way I can turn on my gauge lights independently from my navigation/running lights. Just above the gauge light switch I installed a dual USB plug which comes in handy these days.
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby shade2u2 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:42 am

Carl,
Di you backlight the labels for the breaker switches? Sorry if you provided that information already.
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:36 am

shade2u2 wrote:Carl,
Di you backlight the labels for the breaker switches? Sorry if you provided that information already.


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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge
Twin Crusader 350's
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby tundrarules » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:38 am

Carl,
Thanks very much for all the detailed post! You rock! Good job! Sharing your knowledge helps us all. You’re a very kind person.

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:16 pm

Continuing to move forward with our fly bridge restoration. New polycarbonate windscreen cut, drilled and installed (Remember plastic requires special drill bits). AM/FM Bluetooth Stereo and antenna installed. Fabricated two 1" thick white starboard donuts to pad out the new speakers. Bimini installed. More to come...
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:17 pm

Fly bridge interior progress...
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby bcassedy » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:14 pm

Great pics to go along with an amazing job. I'll probably never take on such an extensive project, but your detail offers a lot of insight into taking on one or two individual upgrades!

Thx!
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