Since that weekend, I haven't had time to go back to the boat. I have been out of town for all of the 4th and working on the house. I am having issues with my generator not pumping water. I believe the impeller in the water pump has gone out. After talking to the gurus on the houseboat magazine forums I have to do some work on my intake. I need to put a check valve inline and make sure that I prime the pump before firing it up. The issue I have at the moment besides lack of time has been knowing what impeller the pump even takes. I will find out when I finally tear it apart.
In my big plans for this winter, I am going to rewire the entire 12volt system. Currently the wiring is pretty old and the 12 volt panel is just breaking apart. I will go with a 13 slot Blue Sea panel to match the AC panel I put in last year. I have created the following schematic for me to follow when installing. I plan on installing a board in the back of my console to mount bus bars and terminal blocks to. While redoing the 12v I am also going to rewire all my gauges. I don't plan on replacing them at the moment, but as with everything on this boat, I will more than likely have to. Here is the schematic I came up with. Let me know what you think. Click on the link to see the full size and you will be able to actually read the captioning.