Friday, December 20, 2013

Electronics upgrade and Seatalk Ng backbone connection

When we first bought Catchin' Rays, we had hopes that we'd be able to use some, if not all, of the electronics.  Although we were able to power up the radar and chartplotter displays, the GPS would not fix on a signal, the radar wouldn't engage, and the displays looked like the old dot-matrix printers....but those were just hopes....

Monday, December 16, 2013

Progress update after another week on the boat

Just got back from another week at Key West - time for a renovation update over the past month's progress.  First, the mast finally came down - and our rigger had some trouble busting the turn-buckles loose and also had difficulty finding the correct replacement parts on the cable ends - I'm not sure how that's going to work out yet, but hopefully it all goes back up ok.  A new anchor light was installed along with new wiring and a new "steaming" light.