Category «Engine Room»

Subfloor Lighting

Not quite a disco… but close. Having to pull up floors, hold a flashlight, and reach in to wrench on things is a perfect recipe for dropping items into the abyss that is the bilge. Now imagine doing that at sea with extra motion to throw you off. Presenting subfloor lighting using LED strips to …

Cockpit Coaming Lockers

Insides trimmed, painted and covered with weatherstripped plywood lids to keep the weather out. Coaming Lockers. From the dirt surrounding the lockers in the picture, you can tell pressure washer weekend has not yet happened (but soon). There is a ventilation port on the inside (can be faintly seen in the picture, to the right). …

Engine Room Component and Wiring Access

The installation wiring of the Mastervolt components provides an opportunity illustrate the mounting system devices for the engine room. Large-ish components, such as the battery charger and DC-DC converter, are mounted to an half inch acrylic panels. The panels are then mounted to aluminum rails that are attached to the bulkhead. The rails provide 1.5 inches of …

Engine Room LED Lighting

One thing I want is a well lit engine room. Well lit such that one does not have to take a flashlight and stick it in corners to generally inspect things. My first attempt at a solution involves LED strip lighting. The LED strips used here are waterproof, flexible, with an adhesive backing. They can …

E-Board is In!

Last week I finished cladding the engine room with E-Board. The pictures show how the engine room now looks, plus the first bits of wiring using E-board and zip ties. Running and attaching the wiring went quick and easy. One handy feature of this stuff is that the surface is flat and smooth, making it …

Various Bits

Its freezing outside and there is snow on the ground, thus it is too cold to spray paint the settee bits. With that on hold I am advancing smaller projects that can be done inshop/inboat (in proximity to the space heaters!). Many of these are in-work, but are oh-so-close to being done. Domestic Water Tubing …

E-Board

Special ordered over three months ago, and just in time for the new year, my two sheets of King E-Board came in. This is from the same company that makes King Starboard (a handy, plastic material that can be cut and assembled like plywood). E-board is designed to simplify wiring and plumbing installations. It is …

I Have Been Vindicated!

A long time ago, we re-powered the small boat. Back then, we took the opportunity to sound insulate the engine room with this SoundTec special mylar/foam/vinyl stuff that lines the walls. We had an extra sheet left over that I insisted on saving through all of the residential moves and garage cleanings. Twelve years later, it finally gets …