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By: ycd0108 , 6:31 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
I'm going to attempt to keep a record of the boat project. Tloml hollared up at me to write down what I was doing on that day and put wiring diagrams and any details somewhere folks (or even myself) could access. It's a big undertaking.
I fired up my version of "Open Office" and wrote more or less as I write here: "Scream of conciousness". I realize that even I would have trouble finding anything remotely connected to a marine drive unit in last night's entry but that is the crucial point: Connections.
That is where the wiring diagram comes in to the story:
Wiring color codes have been "standardized" (read: changed again) since the boat was built. The Marine Electrician we hired used the new colors on the wires and he did a fine job. When you get back to the old engine and servo systems you either install new or somewhere you go back to the old wire color.
'Course the answer is to go all the way - new power and drive unit, new trim tabs and pump, new exhaust fan, new bilge pump and I know that. I simply can not afford it. So we transit back to the old color code somewhere along the line. The Mechanic yesterday was OK with all this. If you have worked on a boat you will understand.
Thanks Pat. I was stuck.I dunno if your Mom was more beautiful than mine but she was mighty fine.
Briar put up a thing about games and got me thinking.
I Googled the game of "Go" - it is too simple and too complex.
We played initially with the traditional board - real black and white stones and a large chunk of wood on carved legs with a grid marked 19x19.
T'other day I was trying to sort out the garage and I found a metal cookie box all covered with dust. inside were caps of pop and beer bottles painted black and white.
Eventually I scrabbled about on the high shelf I had found the box on and there was a cardboard sheet folded up. when you open it there is the 19x19 grid.
The guy I played this game with died while I was working in RSA and I guess nobody around here knew the significance of the bottle caps and the cardboard grid.
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