Frayed Wires

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Frayed Wires

I was working on installing the upgraded alternator bracket for the M25, and had the ledge in the aft birth just behind the engine removed -- I noticed that the wires to the light were both frayed and exposing coper strands, not a good situation.  I suspect this was agravated because the self was never properly reinstalled at some point in the past.   The screws​ to old the shelf are  difficult at best.  To prevent this in the future I fastened the 3/4x3/4 blocking onto the hull, then screwed the shelf on from the outside - screws showing - rather than having hidden screws.   (please Ignore the dirty walls).   I suspect this might be a common fault in older boats - so MK1 owners may want to examine this area.



Les & Trish Troyer
Everett, WA
1983 C-36 Hull #0094
C-36 MK 1 Technical Editor.