Category «Plumbing»

Aft Cabin Head: Cabinet Installation

Progress on the aft cabin head: cabinet installation. This is a section of the aft cabin where space for the head is separated from the master bunk by a ‘wedge’ shaped area. It is the space highlighted in red on the drawing below. Besides providing cabin partition and storage space, the cabinets conceal mechanical and …

November Update

With the cold wet weather upon us, focus shifts back to the interior. This time starting with the v-berth and forward head. The V-berth is being planned as more of a “garage” for storage of stuff (sails, fenders, etc.). Stuff that could be wet and dirty. With that in mind, primary features are that it …

Deck Drain Rough Install

Way back when, when we first got this project, I replaced the makeshift deck drains (PVC pipe and silicone sealant), with something a bit more permanent. I used some cast stainless wide mouth deck drains for 1.5 inch hose from ABI (now out of business). The original drains dropped down below deck, and make a …

Raw Water Supply and Distribution

This is the plumbing to manage seawater input from the thru-hull to sea-water consuming devices such as: Propulsion engine (cooling) domestic plumbing fittings Water maker Generator (cooling) I like the concept of a “sea chest” glassed into the hull, and have seen such installations on similar boats. But I determined there is no practical place …

Foredeck/Anchor Washdown

One of the features high on the admiral’s list was to have a foredeck washdown pump. Washdown pumps  are handy for cleaning the anchor and chain as it is being pulled up from a muddy bottom  Also, we have dogs that we take boating, and they do their “business” on the foredeck. Being able to hose …

Domestic Water Distribution: Forward End

Somehow, I always imagine a space as being bigger than it really is. I am sure there is some psychological term for this. Maybe it is optimism, but that term most certainly does not fit the rest of me. I have had this space underneath the floor of the forward salon designated for pluming of the …

Water Pumps Are In

Under the floor of the forward salon, the raw and fresh water pumps are now mounted and plumbed to their sources (fresh water tanks and raw water input hose). 24 volts were applied to both to verify that they actually worked. On the fresh water side, two filters are added. One to remove dirt and …