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    Electrical mod to aid liveaboards - Isolation transformer

    In order to make my boat more liveaboard friendly I am this week adding an Isolation transformer to my boat. Actually I am adding two of them since when I can I use two 30A power inlets or one 50A inlet split into two.

    Here are some photos of the installation. I’ll add more as the project progresses.The place I chose to put them is behind the icemaker on my 4788 Bayliner. This cabinet is adjacent to my main electrical panel and shore power inlet area. . I had to remove ther bottom of the cabinet and beef up the deck to hold the transformers as they weigh 150pounds together.

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    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    where are we right now​​​​​​???​

    https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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    Here are the photos of todays progress.

    The isolation transformers are in, the wires connected at the transformers, and the icemaker re-installed.

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    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    where are we right now​​​​​​???​

    https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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      #3
      Well, Today was cut over day. In the morning I unplugged the shore power and worked ALL day getting new shore power pligs installed, and the isolation transformers connected.
      In the end it wasx VERY anticlimatic. I guess with electrical stiff anticlimatic is good..

      No humming, no noise, no anything. I reconnected shore powerr and everything worked. Can’t get better than that!

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
      where are we right now​​​​​​???​

      https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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        #4
        I a almost jealous.
        Azzurra
        Seattle, WA
        Ocean Alexander 54

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          #5
          Originally posted by Tiltrider1 View Post
          I a almost jealous.
          LOL! I’m sore, been a long day, time for more ibuprophin!

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
          where are we right now​​​​​​???​

          https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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            #6
            I changed my oil yesterday and i’m Sore from that.

            oil changes are easy, suck it out, spin filter off, spin filter on, pour in more oil. I even have walk around engine space. Why so hard? Maybe it’s the 8 gallons of oil coming and going and the 4 oil filters. Fortunately, I don’t have to do the generator this time.
            Azzurra
            Seattle, WA
            Ocean Alexander 54

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              #7
              Originally posted by Tiltrider1 View Post
              I changed my oil yesterday and i’m Sore from that.

              oil changes are easy, suck it out, spin filter off, spin filter on, pour in more oil. I even have walk around engine space. Why so hard? Maybe it’s the 8 gallons of oil coming and going and the 4 oil filters. Fortunately, I don’t have to do the generator this time.
              I’m laughing, having just taken some ibuprophen again today.
              I feel acomplished, but like you sore!

              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
              where are we right now​​​​​​???​

              https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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