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Post by anonymous » Mon Sep 02, 2002 7:12 pm

I am thinking about the OB17. After reading the site for sometime now I have faith that I can build a quality hull, but the problem I have is with the engine and steering. Do you specify in the plans what is needed? Can anyone do all the electrical work? How much are you looking at spending for a brand new 40hp engine and all the fixings? <BR>Thanks alot<BR>Andrew



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Post by Skydad » Mon Sep 02, 2002 9:07 pm

Hey Andrew. You better believe you can build a quality hull with this method. What amazes me with my OD16 is people come up and ask if its a fiberglass boat.<BR>The plans won´t specify what is needed. If you buy a new engine, you can have the dealer install it and hook it up if you think that will be a problem. You will have to measure for steering cable length and buy a steering kit with the proper length cable. Very detailed directions come with most of these steeringt kits. If you feel you can´t do the electrical work, I know there are books and Video tapes for sale that will lead you through it. Just remember to bring the hot from the positive battery post, through fuse, through switch to item you are powering and the ground from the item back to the negative post of the battery. You can bring one feed wire from the positive on the battery to a buss bar and have a wire from the negative post to a comon point under your dash or console and run all the circuits from this point. This is oversimplified, but in actuality it is what you are doing. Its really not hard(and I´m scared of electricity). Ask questions on this board. Theres plenty of folks who will help. You might even have a neighbor who knows how to do it. <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_biggrin.gif">
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Post by jacquesmm » Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:16 am

Thanks Richard, good explanation.<BR>Engines come with controls and a small instrument panel: all one has to to do is plug in the harness and connect two wires to the battery.<BR>However, we began last month, to add a basic electrical diagram with each large boat plan.<BR>I still recommend a good book if you have never wired a boat.<BR>Almost every eletrical or elecronic part for marine use is sold with a wirign diagram.
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Post by anonymous » Tue Sep 03, 2002 5:38 pm

Thanks a lot guys. You were a big help. Do you recommend a book?<BR><BR>Thanks again<BR>Andrew

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Post by Skydad » Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:30 pm

Andrew, Go to www.bateau.com. In the left hand column down aways, you will see Bookstore. Go to that and you will see a list of books by subject. Open the link to Electrical & Electronics. Down the list you will see a book entitled 12 Volt Doctor´s Practical handbook. It looks like that book would be a help to you. There are also others there that might fulfill what you need.
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Post by Skydad » Wed Sep 04, 2002 9:58 am

There is a VHS tape for sale on ebay right now that is entitled "12 Volts Made Easy". I know nothing about it though. Here is the link:<BR><BR>http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 1856692064
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