Seacock, Headliner and Boom

30 Jul

This blog entry kinda’ sounds like a rock-and-roll concert, doesn’t it?! No such luck. You’re just going to have to suffer through another recitation of the growing pains associated with the rebirth of an old boat….

First you need to know that we ARE making progress.

MOST importantly, the BOOM IS BACK IN PLACE!

I made this little Bushranger cartoon to help everybody figure out all the bits of pieces of Bushranger that I keep talking about. Note the arrow pointing to the boom.

One boom, present and accounted for…

YAH! Bushranger is looking like a true trawler again.

Now let’s talk about headliners, and I am not referring to the most popular band at our rock-and-roll concert. I’m talking about ceilings. We’ve just reinstalled the headliner in the main salon (translated that means that we stuck the ceiling back up in the kitchen/living room). We had taken the headliner down many months ago in our zeal to track down sneaky leaks from above.  We think we have tracked down and plugged those nasty leaks (at least I hope so) since we have not seem any water dripping from the salon ceiling in many a moon – and we HAVE seen some rain. Just don’t tell Murphy that I said that those leaks are fixed (you know how he is….).

The headliner is the white bit between the wood strips.

We have also attached two more seacocks to the hull – one for the generator and one for the air-conditioner.  You remember what a seacock is, don’t you? It’s basically a valve that is attached to the hull (usually below the waterline) to control water entering the boat (used for cooling stuff like engines/generators).   Bushranger also has seacocks above the waterline on some of her discharge lines  (galley sink for example).  I’m not sure why I want to close off the dirty water drain but there you go.  Well, we now have two shiny new ones.

That seacock will allow water in to cool the generator (note the lovely caulking job around the edge!)…

…and this one is for the air-conditioner.  You can see where Aqua Harbor patched over the second A/C hole that we don’t need anymore.

So, the fat lady hasn’t sung yet, but Seacock, Headliner and Boom are definitely humming along….

4 Responses to “Seacock, Headliner and Boom”

  1. Dianne July 31, 2012 at 08:42 #

    LA, we are not surprised, but you drew that? Yet another talent we are discovering about you…awesome!

    • The Robinsons July 31, 2012 at 14:49 #

      Yep. That was done on PowerPoint then saved as a JPEG. Lots of fun!

  2. Phil I August 1, 2012 at 05:08 #

    Here I am sitting in the cold weather of a Sydney winter trying to work out just where I went wrong and how too I could be cruising the great loop. Looks like a faboulous adventure.

    • The Robinsons August 1, 2012 at 08:17 #

      Hi Phil. We keep dreaming that we are cruising the great loop, too! Maybe we will meet up somewhere along the way….

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