So as it turns out I still suck at doing posts on a regular basis. Oh well.
But I do have some fun stuff to talk about. Primarily we’re closing in on having water pressure throughout the boat! Jeannie and I have installed the water pump, manifold to distribute the water, sealed up some leaks around the pipe fittings into our water tanks (Quick note on this. When you get any threaded fitting that says it a certain size realize that if it’s in plastic it’ll be slightly too small and if its metal it’ll be slightly too big. Why is this? Who knows. What’s the solution beyond Teflon tape? Caulking… lots of caulking sealant.). Now we still have to get the gray water system sorted out (gray water is any water from showers or sinks, black water is sewage basically), and then the variety of plumbing between everywhere else and the manifolds and tanks but there ya go.
The other thing we installed was these:
Which are our alcohol electric stove tops. Neat eh? Basically if you have 110V power you can use the electric element on them. If you don’t or you want to cook with flame you can light the alcohol burner built into these units as well. Currently we’re just using the alcohol burners since it saves power (we’re into winter mode so we use more power and have to be careful to not blow our power sources). Installing these units is a snap. You basically just cut a hole in the counter and drop them in. It took us a while to get them right because I cut the hole a bit too exact in size and so I had to sand the crap out of the hole to make it juuuuust right. Also don’t mind the bottom of the window ledge there that makes it look like the counter is terrible crooked, its not, the wood just isn’t cut straight and will be trimmed up later on.
Anyways that’s pretty much it for work as of lately. I’ll post stuff on the manifolds, hot water etc when I get to them and some of the decorations we’ve done on the boat for Christmas later when I take photos of them. 🙂