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Paul, I have wiring diapgram for 38' commander

May 12 2006 at 12:17 AM

Curt in PDX  (Login Commander1)

Response to Scan and post em !

Hi Paul, I imagine you already have the wiring diagram for the 38' commander, but if for some reason you don't, I could mail you a copy that you could scan.

We are getting to a stage on our rebuild/refurbishment where we will soon start tracing wires to the flybridge and other places, and comparing what we find to the factory wiring diaphram. Just the other day we were trying to sort out the mass of wiring wadded up under the enclosed area on the flybridge.

One excellent thing -- we reconnected all the loose wires from our remote-control spot-light yesterday, and the thing works!!!!! The control was so encrusted with green fuzz and rust that I am frankly amazed.

We just wired up a couple of stereo radios (on at both helm stations), and a Garmin GSP depthfinder/plotter, and some other things -- it feels good to get some of the electrical things working!

We also redid our fuel system including huge new Carter electric marine rotary-vane fuel pumps. I added a 'fuel pump priming switch' (a momentary-on -- off -- momentary on manual switch) which we can flick either way to manually run each fuel pump, which primes our carbs after the boat has been sitting. After priming the system, our engines start with one pump of the throttle lever even after sitting for extended periods. Without the priming switch, our fuel pumps only run while the starter motor is engaged or 2) when the engine is running and the oil pressure is up.

Best wishes, Curt...

1967 fiberglass 38' Chris Craft Commander Sportfisher with twin 427 CID 300 HP engines.

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