Category: Mechanical

Lower Exhaust System

The lower exhaust system is in! Center cockpit designed sailboats with auxiliary propulsion engines amidships tend to share a common design constraint. That is, how to lead mechanical bits aft without interfering with the aft cabin living spaces. Example bits are the…

Engine Exhaust Beginnings

This is a test fit of some engine wet exhaust bits. Turns out the space planned for these, and the aft bilge pump anti-siphon loops (previously installed) was a bit too cramped. So, the pump anti-siphon loops had to be…

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…

Forward Bulkheads and Supports

The forward bulkheads, or walls, are now in completely and …permanently. Recall that, due to the deck already on the hull, cutting the bulkheads as “one piece” was impossible as you could not get them into the boat. So they…

All Runs Lead to the Engine Room

After a few more coats of “Silent Running” (four thick coats, total) I surfaced the engine room’s primary  bulkhead with pegboard.   No, this is not permanent (one would not want to use this on a boat as, once it gets…

Fuel Fill Plumbing is IN!

The fuel fill plumbing is in. Well dry-fitted at least. This is the plumbing that leads from the deck fill to the main fuel tanks As there are three tanks, a manifold is required to distribute the main input to…

Day Tanks (Fuel) are In

Got the day tanks installed this past weekend. This did not involve simply putting in the tanks. It also included the following: the glasswork for the port side main salon framing. Previously they were simply fitted and glued in. They…