Tag Archive: DIY

What’s connected on Summer Dreams? Part 5

If you haven’t read the previous posts in “What’s connected on Summer Dreams?”, here is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.  Continuing from my previous posts, I began to get really into networking the various systems.  The image to the left is an up-to-date picture of my helm’s 12V fuse panel with the Part 4’s image just below it for comparison. The reason why I have the two images is to explain the changes.  In the old, the white Raymarine junction box was…
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Beginning of Boating Season 2015

  After towing Summer Dreams from its winter storage location on May 8th, here is a picture a week later after waxing the bottom hull.  I’m quite pleased that I’m at Rideau Ferry Harbour as they allow you to work on your boat.  In fact the owner John helped me in parking Summer Dreams, placing her next to a power/water post so that I can wash her and charge up the batteries. Rideau Ferry Harbour is located just outside Smith…
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What’s connected on Summer Dreams? Part 4

If you haven’t read the previous posts in “What’s connected on Summer Dreams?”, here is Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  In those posts, I outlined my installation of my radome, satdome, satellite radio, 3G router/wi-fi for Internet and voice line.  Follow on that installation, I installed a cockpit TV and did all the wiring to support the components.  In the case of the satdome, I had to wire the GPS to the ACU unit so that the satellite dish (in…
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What’s connected on Summer Dreams? Part 3

In the continuing saga of my electronics install, my attention turns to wiring.  If you haven’t read the previous posts in “What’s connected on Summer Dreams?”, here is Part 1 and Part 2.  While I had all the access holes opened up and my main panel disassembled, I began to install all the wiring and other electronics.  The first piece, which was the very first I purchased even before the radar is the Ericsson W35 router with cellular antenna.  Here’s the…
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What’s connected on Summer Dreams? Part 2

The following is part 2 of my series of posts on “What’s connected on Summer Dreams?”.  You can read part 1 here.  Of course, like part 1 this is a re-post from ClubSeaRay.com with some updates to make it more current and correct. Over the winter 2010, I received all the parts and began assembly. First up was dry fitting all the components, those being the ScanStrut mount, RD218, 33STV, light bar, and Sirius radio antenna. Here’s a picture of everything…
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