Saturday, 5 February 2011

More pix

The galley wasnt made for this but I need the space and tools have to live somewhere..
Its almost time to have some basic facilities aboard, so it wont be long before the head is connected up to the 50 gallon holding tank. Its all fitted in very neatly and im flushed with pride !!!
I had to drill and tap the top of the tank to take a half inch nipple for the vent and getting it in through the floor frame was tricky but it just fitted.
The outlet at the bottom feeds into a Y valve which allows me to either self pumpout via the Henderson manual pump or marina suck out

For 5 months, ive been playing hopscotch every time ove walked over the steel framework above the engine compartment. I havent fallen in yet but im not going to chance it any longer so today saw the start of the deck going down. I need to make a few hatches for access but once its done im going to enjoy using this huge space

Friday, 4 February 2011

Im doing my level best, I am. (as we say in Wales)

Im struggling for motivation this week. Maybe this is the psychological equivelent of the wall that althletes hit when the carbs are burned up and they are numb to the pain. They feel 'nothing', and thats hard to beat, its tougher to deal with than the original task and only the winners find the way past it to succeed.

So, my way of dealing with a problem is to side step it and see it from a different perspective. Ive had a misch match of a week, doing nothing much in particular, finishing off some odd jobs like the gas pipe, the bathroom radiator, lifting the fridge and wash machine above finished floor height, and cleaning up.

Occasionally the mess gets so bad I spend too long looking for tools or choking in the dust. Ive done some spring cleaning and moved a lot of junk out.
Ive leak tested the shower tray and calorifier, installed a fan in the bathroom to recirculate warm air and made a home for the AC/DC panel in rediness for connecting wiring circuts. I need to test the wiring so I can move on to finishing the Maple ceiling.

I wanted a panel which is hinged to make connections easier to work on without having to totally remove it. Its over 8 inches deep so I had to build a box around it and to help get the depth, ive cut into the backing board which forms the back of the electrics locker. That way, all the wires will enter from the back and not be on show or in the way.

The panel was a gift from James' 'Arctic Lady', surplus to requirments since her magnificent new fitout. Its overkill for my project but too good to let slip by.

Thanks again James.x