Boat Yard LXXI

7-15-07

      At last I'm working on the plumbing in the engine room. To the left you can see some of the copper fuel lines I've run from the fuel polishing panel. You can also see my charger/Inverter on the shelf above the starboard fresh water tank. To the right you can see some of the black water tank plumbing installed. I'm making some progress, all be it slow. The temperatures have been in the mid to high 90's here so I'm limited to working in the mornings. If I get a good breeze in the afternoon, I can sometimes work until around 2 or 3 o'clock but by then it's really hot in my building.

  

    

7-21-07

     To the left is a picture of my fuel tank installed between the engine stringers. There is a deck plate that goes over the tank yet and then I can hook up the plumbing to it. To the right is a picture of my pump shelf. This is located over the port fresh water tank. There is a fresh water pump, a sea water pump, and a fuel transfer pump on the shelf. I have the fresh water pump and the sea water pump all plumbed, but I'm waiting for my fuel hose to come in before I can do the fuel transfer pump.

  

    

 

     To the left is a picture of my water filter I installed. I have one on my RV and I like it so well I decided to put one in the boat. It really takes the bad taste out of the water. I had to make a block to mount it with because they don't come with any type of mounting apparatus. The hose I used to hook it up with is 3/4" reinforced pvc but it is so flimsy, I'm not sure it is going to work on the suction side of the water pump. I may have to put something a little bit heaver on if it doesn't work. To the right is my fuel polishing panel. As you can see, I have some of the copper lines hooked up. Just behind the panel on the shelf is my charger inverter. It's going to be a bit tight, but I think its a good place to mount it. I plan to put the house batteries right below the panel so it will be close to the batteries.

 

 

 

     To the left is a picture of the sea cock and strainer for the raw water system. Here again I may have to put some heavier hose on the suction side of the pump. The hose leading aft from the "T" is for the water cooled exhaust on the generator. To the right is a picture of my generator. I used my gin pole to lift it into the steering locker, and then slid it through the hatch in the aft bulkhead on a piece of plywood. Then I built an "A" frame to lift it with so I can make the mounting pads for it. It will actually sit down between the engine stringers instead of the way it is in the picture.