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afinelli posted 04-12-2001 11:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for afinelli   Send Email to afinelli  
Recently purchased 1967 Sakonnet w/70 hp outboard,all seaworthy. I'm not an experienced boatowner and would appreciate guidance on the following:
1. Would like to add seating across stern and possibly re-build/replace center console. Does anyone have plans for this or know source for same?
2. Boat has one battery and wiring is jumbled . Would like to rationalize with fuse block or similar at console. Would want to power/control ignitition, running lights (bow and stern), VHF, depthfinder, power point. Does anyone have advice or know source of simple wiring diagrams. Should I really have two batteries (one for ignition only) per West Marine advice? If mounting fuse block, is it best to have battery at center console or at stern?
carlz posted 04-12-2001 06:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for carlz  Send Email to carlz     
I got a set of plans for the Nausett console from Jim Knight of Classic Whaler News. It took some headscratching but you can build a pretty good replica from them.

On the wiring, you might want to start out with the wiring diagram from the outboard mfg. Once you have the engine wiring figured out the rest will follow.

afinelli posted 04-24-2001 09:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for afinelli  Send Email to afinelli     
Thanks for your reply to my query regarding stern seating and electrical system upgrade for my Sakonnet. Sorry for delayed reply, was out of town last week. You mentioned console plan for Nauset -- I'm looking for plan for seating across stern in Sakonnet. IN any event, do you happen to kow how I get in touch with Classic Whaler News? Thanks.
carlz posted 04-28-2001 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for carlz  Send Email to carlz     
You can contact Jim Knight of Classic Whaler News at 919-639-2089. Best time to catch him, I have found, is weekday evenings. He has plans for some things but not others. I am looking for plans for the reversable pilots seat. If I can find an owner willing to let me measure thier seat (pilot's seat, that is) I would draw up a set of plans and make them available.

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