The new dock shed cleaned up a lot
of little messes on board by moving the stuff off of the deck. This was
the year to get an engine driven air compressor running as well as an
engine driven alternator.
The aft deck with most of the small junk removed. Still under the cover.
Here is a photo of 83523 in the San Juan Islands. I purchased the photo
A technical description of the Radio Direction finder hardware that was
on the 83 footers.
We started re-installing the sand blasted and repainted nomenclature
frames. Many new ones were obtrained from friends on the USS Turner Joy
Volunteer and neighbor in Port Ludlow took on the task of building out
the hardware for the starboard engine 12v, 2 belt alternator.
Alternator mounted and operational.
Jim also rewired the new starter motor 12v cables.
From Ebay I acquired a belt driven air compressor.
Here is the unloader valve selected to pass the un-needed air to the
atmosphere if the tank pressure is at max.
Using a series of Unistrut rails between the engine frame rails the
compressor was secured and tested.
10-16-2014 We decided to rewire the old battery control box on the
port and starboard bulkhead. This allowed the removal of a lot of old
wiring from the original battery charging and starting system. It was
replaced with 2/0 wire and the switches were repurposed for different
battery selection and a cross connect between the port and stbd side of
the boat battery systems.
This spring I was asked to write a historical
article about the 83527 to be included in a special military historical
issue of The Sea Chest, the Journal of the
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.Here is that article.