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Interior Structures / Re: Salon deck
« Last post by BlueLagoon on September 16, 2021, 05:25:50 PM »
That is correct, mine is the same way.  I stand on the fuel tank and lift the deck straight up.   Not sure what wiring harness you are looking for, for example the Mast wiring.  On my, hull #3, it runs on the Stb side some along the water tank and some under the benches. Also there is a bunch of wiring in the overhead above the benches.   Hope this helps.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello, I am new to the forum and want to introduce myself.
« Last post by lt on September 15, 2021, 11:37:53 AM »
I also have a P530 and trying to figure out a lot of things about the vessel.  I replaced the fridge holding plates with simple 12v Danfoss compressor, and simple evap/condenser plates.

would like to access the lost vast volume of space under salon deck to clean out the 30+ years of collected bilge gunk and maybe put all all the batteries down there. 

also inspect the main mast step

anyideas?

lt
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello, I am new to the forum and want to introduce myself.
« Last post by lt on September 15, 2021, 11:18:52 AM »
Please post things being done on your re-fit.  I am in the same situation and find there can be a lot to learn about the peculiarities of production boats.  Like vast amounts of lost storage space under the salon floor.
Where the copper propane lines run and the interior propane solenoid is hidden (its in the panels behind the stove).  Why the holding tanks started to reek after washing the hull (the guys cleaning the boat waxed the little vent port screens over).
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Interior Structures / Re: Salon deck
« Last post by lt on September 15, 2021, 11:09:03 AM »
you may have figured out by now, as i have just recently that the salon deck is just dropped in over the fuel tank.  Mine has a  ~20 x 20 inch  floor inspection panel and eye that you can lift up to reveal the fuel pickup/return and gauge.  Extending all around this inspection panel is the fuel tank that has a drop in floor made of 3/4 ply, teak and holly ply and 2x4 stringers about 40 x60 inches.  It is held down by gravity and age and dirt in the joints.  Lifting it out will reveal the entire fuel tank top, fuel filler and vents, mess of old solid copper fuel lines and other items like bonding wire.

To lift it out I used two pairs of 2x4s on edge blocked up and all thread 1/4 rods to the corners of the inspection panel.  A lot of spinning the nuts and the whole floor lifts out uneasily because of the debris in the slot but once out and clean an easier chore.  I installed lifting nuts in the corners so no longer require the 2x4s. 

You can pear down into the void around the edges of the fuel tank  and wish you could use all that lost space.  Does this help?

Think we should start a 530 thread for overcoming oddities like these.

does this help
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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: replacing clock on P31-2 electrical panel
« Last post by Last Resort on September 13, 2021, 07:34:35 PM »
I found a perfect clock on ebay as discussed here in length: 

https://groups.google.com/g/pearson-boats/c/KFUWI-2lk0k

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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: replacing clock on P31-2 electrical panel
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on September 13, 2021, 10:49:21 AM »
Install an oil pressure safety switch.  These are normally not present on diesel engines.  Then wire the hour meter through its NO contacts.  This will only run the hour meter when there's oil pressure.
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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: replacing clock on P31-2 electrical panel
« Last post by dmellon on September 13, 2021, 08:41:33 AM »
My P 323 has an hour meter but no clock. It is now on its 4th, this time a Hobbs, it required enlarging the eng. panel about an 1/8”, I used a file. Leaving the eng key on on mine discharges the battery through the alternator and racks up more hrs. On meter. Anyone have a simple fix for that?
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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Last post by dmellon on September 13, 2021, 08:28:36 AM »
Still have it. Got a picture of what you need?
I have a P 323 also, based at Boyne City Mi. Still has original md11c. What did you repower with and how did you deal with the v drive?
Dick Mellon , Strait Away #225
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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Re: Jib Car replacement
« Last post by selene on September 10, 2021, 12:39:25 PM »
Yes, looks similar to my setup, except that I don't have a cheek block just a regular block slightly further aft, which I use for the spin sheets.
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P530 / Re: Build Plans
« Last post by Jharrisoncs on September 09, 2021, 09:19:55 PM »
Good Evening, this post is somewhat older but I am newer and just reviewed. I own number 17 Pearson 530, and I do have a lot of the original documentation, including the original manual that outlines much of the locations and systems. In addition, I am in the process of doing a complete re-fit of her, from hull up.. so I have touched every part of her. If I can be of assistance, let me know. jharrisoncs@gmail.com. Also, just started a website on her as well... svdeviation.com. In the upcoming months I will post much of the documentation and changes as well. Hope that helps.
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