This week we managed to make good progress on the boat build. Yet another step closer to the boat launch!
(1) We marked out carefully the template and cut out the holes for the switch panel.
(2) Then we fitted in all the instruments and controls.
The control leaver that controls the forward, neutral and reverse, the engine throttle and also the engine trim angle.
(3) The hydraulic steering system comprises of the helm, the tacho that tells you the RPM of the engine, the fuel gauge, the temperature gauge for the engine, the trim gauge that tells you the angle of the stern drive, the voltage gauge of the battery.
(4) The engine management screen that shows the engine hours, service monitor and faults.
(5) The bilge pump switch and alarm system.
(6) The map reading light.
(7) The compass.
(8) The fuse box for the 12V battery system.
(9) The 12V USB socket.
(10) The ignition key for starting and stopping the engine.
This week Project Venice did receive more media attention from the BBC, University of Southampton News and Phys.org - Energy & Green Tech.
On another note, the report by That's Solent about our project in April has recently featured in a BBC programme of the best of local TV. Wonderful news!
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