The cockpit and the interior of the Admiral was solid mahogany, there was no veneer, no marine ply. All the drawers were dovetailed together all signs of
quality cabinet making. Initially the inside looks dark and dull compared with other boats with their fancy ply veneers, but when you work on the Admiral you
begin to realise that the interior was created by skilled craftsman. It was a shame that we had modern work tops and a modern table but the damage had
been done before we bought the boat.
Seamaster 25 - Admiral - Mahogany Interior
We had a tiny shower, toilet compartment
with a marine loo and a fold down sink.
Anyone over 15 stone would have struggled
to turn round.
I fitted a solar powered extractor fan to
remove smells and I used sheets of fake
blue plastic tiles and plastic mirror tiles
These pictures show the Control Panel in the cockpit,
before (Left) and after my rewiring (Below). Over the years
I have re-wired several motorcycles but re-wiring a boat is
much more difficult. There are no rules and no logic. e.g.
Half the boat used a red wire for earth, the rest of the boat
used a black wire for earth and red was used for live.
Much of the wiring ran behind bulkheads. I also had to
contend with a 240v mains circuit, a 12v circuit with an
engine battery and an isolated 12v leisure battery
The Thorneycroft engine came with a control panel and it's
own umbilical cord so it had completely self contained
wiring. Being a diesel once started the engine ran until
the fuel was cut off. Great!
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