Category: Engine Room

Subfloor Lighting

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…

Cockpit Coaming Lockers

Insides trimmed, painted and covered with weatherstripped plywood lids to keep the weather out. 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Engine Room Boxed In

The engine room is now looking more like a “room”. The framing surrounding the area is complete and the wall panels have been test-fitted. I have been somewhat apprehensive about this moment, as, in the early days I ‘eyeballed’ the…

Fuel System Leak Test

This last weekend I installed the filter assembly in the engine room and started the leak tests. This involved… bolting the filter assembly to the bulkhead and attaching the supply/return hoses dumping about 50 gallons of diesel in the main…