It Was a Hose and Pipe Kind of a Day

12 Aug

This blog entry is direct from the Captain’s mouth….

Captain Boyd updated us on the status of Bushranger’s refit, “I installed the holding tank vent hose and pump-out hose (both white) and the bilge pump hose (black).  The photos show the hoses with the holding tank cover and without.”

The ‘holding tank cover’ is the white shelf  on the right with the little finger hole….the holding tank is sitting directly under this cover.

See how the hoses are connected to what looks like a white, plastic box? Well, that box is the holding tank (remember, a holding tank ‘holds’ the stuff that goes down the toilet (my apologies for discussing this very indelicate topic….I hope you’re not eating your breakfast or anything….)).

Captain Boyd continued, “While I was preparing the new base plate for the forward head (translated ‘toilet’) I noticed the bowl and fittings were looking a bit ‘crappy.’ (Note from First Mate – I think that is a bit tough-in-cheek…. 😉 ) We’ll need to replace the base unit and various fittings.  I bought a new base at Aqua [Marina] – the photo shows the old and new base and the macerator pump (not being replaced) (note from First Mate – a ‘macerator pump’ chews up the nasty stuff that goes down the ‘head’ — more indelicate stuff…..again, sorry about that….).”

Auuu! Sorry…. I know that’s not what a person wants to look at when viewing a blog! Sorry, sorry, sorry…

“I also finished the inside of the aft bathroom vanity cabinet – looks good.”

That’s the cabinet that sits under the bathroom sink – woo, that’s a much nicer picture than the last picture! I’m starting to feel a bit better now, thank you…

The new exhaust pipe is in!

The pipe that is making a 90 degree turn out of the wall is the end of the exhaust pipe. From there is will continue on until it connects with the actual engine.

These two photos show the continuation of the exhaust pipe, until it finally exits through the hull at the far left side of this last photo.

My Captain explained, “It actually has short pieces of hose as connectors for the fiberglass pipes and to allow for flexing of the boat. Boy, am I glad that job is done.  It was a mammoth task, as it involved remodeling the aft cabin cabinets, assembling the shelves to ensure they would fit, then pulling them out to put the pipes in.  I can now put the cabinets together.”

What a good day’s work! Thanks Captain!

6 Responses to “It Was a Hose and Pipe Kind of a Day”

  1. Kathy & Garth August 12, 2012 at 13:24 #

    Enjoying your blog ! Sounds like all work and no play these days for you two! Perhaps it is time for another trip to DQ?

    • The Robinsons August 12, 2012 at 15:51 #

      I’m ready! We’ll meet you at the DQ at Savannah!

  2. Rod Robinson August 13, 2012 at 05:05 #

    More great progress!! Well done!! Its all starting to come together!!

    • The Robinsons August 13, 2012 at 07:38 #

      We’re are starting to see a real boat in all that epoxy! It’s a nice feeling.

  3. jdepodwin August 15, 2012 at 13:49 #

    Looking good! And really appreciated the photos.

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