Category «Tanks»

Fuel System, Part II…

…is in and more or less buttoned up. During the re-check of fittings (in last post), I took the opportunity to tidy the hoses a bit more. Supply and Return manifolds Other side. Fill manifold permanently mounted. Supply/return hoses plumbed (blue hoses). Part III will be the fitting of filters, circulation pump and a wet …

Fuel System Update …Update

Reader Michael took a good look at the pictures I posted for this previous post, and noted that the inserts for the hose flare fittings did not appear to be fully seated (excess threads were showing). We exchanged a few emails with me pointing out I had never used these fittings before and him forwarding …

Fuel System Update

So we last left the fuel system when I was just starting to install the hoses. I was using standard automotive fuel hose. Then my wife and I had a conversation that went something like “No, I want marine grade hose”, she said. “Ok, but it will be more expensive”, I said. “Thats ok. It …

Grey Water Tank/Discharge System…

…is IN! So I thought I had this all buttoned up until my wife said “What about the deck pumpout?” …uh …dohb! A couple weeks later, its done, including the deck pumpout. The Tank Recall from this previous post that we added a sixteen gallon polypropylene tank under the center fuel tank as there was room, and, …

Fuel System: Day Tank Plumbing

Lots of progress being made, few projects actually “done”, as seems to be the case with lots of sub-projects progressing in parallel. This one is waiting on parts. Day Tanks: The two port side fuel “day” tanks are more or less plumbed. Vents installed, and fuel feed/return lines installed to run back to the engine …

Freshwater Tank Plumbing is In!

The freshwater tank plumbing is in! All connected glued and permanent. Including deck fill and vents. Features include Tank isolation valves, for fill and discharge drain plug for draining any/all tanks directly into the bilge. And the system passes the leak test. Next step from here is the domestic water supply (pump and plumbing) for …

Putting the Tanks To Bed (almost literally)

All tanks are IN! None are coming out! Fitted, secured and floor supports installed. Including the battery box. Furthermore, the tanks got covered with plastic to keep things clean and dust free for the rest of the project. We shouldn’t need to access this area until final floorboards are fitted. Whew! From Building a Westsail …