Boat Yard CXXVII
To the left is a view of the starboard exhaust hose. This side didnít have so many bends in it, and went pretty much straight back to the aft bulkhead. To the right is a view of my fire suppression cylinder. I had to hang it on the aft bulkhead because the forward bulkhead is already full of things hanging on it.
is a picture of the manual discharge T handle which I have installed on the bridge. I have the cable run all the way back to the cylinder but I still need to get it hooked up. In the meantime I've been working hard trying to finish connecting all the wires to the control board.
is a picture of the manual discharge T handle which I have installed on the bridge. I have the cable run all the way back to the cylinder but I still need to get it hooked up. In the meantime I've been working hard trying to finish connecting all the wires to the control board.There is also an override switch on the system monitoring display that allows you to override the shutdown system and restart the engines if you are in a dangerous situation. It is quite a complicated system when itís all put together, and itís not exactly easy to set up if you arenít a marine electrician but it is doable if you understand the wiring of your vessel. The system comes with a pretty comprehensive schematic so itís pretty easy to figure it out.
I've run into a problem with the wiring of my fire suppression system so I decided to work on my radar mount for awhile. I purchased a Scanstrut radar mast mount and it turns out that it is designed to be mounted to a round mast. So, I had to design some mount feet to make the thing fit my square wooden mast. Here are a couple pictures of the new feet I designed. To the left is a picture of one of the feed after it was cut out of a 2 x 2 x 1/4 inch piece of aluminum angle. To the right is a picture of the foot after it was cleaned up and the spacers made for it.
Here are a couple pictures of the feet attached to the radar mount and positioned on the mast. You can see the gap between the feet and the side of the mast, hence the spacer requirement. The reason for the gap is that the radar mount is just a little too narrow for my mast and in order to provide enough room for the bolt to attach the feet to the mount, I had to move the feet out from the side of the mast just a bit.