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Old 02-09-2019, 07:32 AM
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Looks like you had the shoe horn out for that work. Nice Job.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MUHSFINK07 View Post
Looks good! Seems like now would be a good time to replace the floor if you were going to do that!
Thanks! I think we are going to replace carpet eventually but those floor hatches are actually pretty easy to open up and in surprisingly great shape!
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by smccormick View Post
Looks like you had the shoe horn out for that work. Nice Job.
Thanks! thankfully all the measuring and designing worked out! definitely a tight fit but went in pretty easily with all things considered. We did have one bad fitting so couldnt finish the plumbing, which is surprising because we have had excellent luck with parker fittings.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:25 PM
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Yikes! Good planning to get that squeezed in there!
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:24 AM
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So we got her started up running on the new fuel manifold and tanks. Still some work to do but getting closer. Tackling a few big projects in the next couple weeks.

Redoing some electrical as well as adding czone modules for tying all the tanks and battery banks into the nmea 2000 network.
adding a little simrad go5 for displaying tank and battery info in the salon from nmea 20000
upgrading the webasto with sure marine services "sure wire control panel", also redoing the webasto control panel, adding provisions for engine preheat down the road. also completely redoing the hydronic system and how it is plumbed. Going to manifolds now, adding a buffer tank, running 3/4 pex everywhere.
new sanitation system, finally redoing the train wreck that is in the boat, doesnt work and is all sorts of crazy. Doing a simple, clean system. 28 gallon holding tank, vg4 vacuum generator and bellow discharge pump.

some pics of the existing sanitation system as well as the drawing for the new one











The new system design






the new heating manifold and some plates I am having laser cut for various brackets for the system and webasto mount etc.




will update with more pics when the czone modules and stuff gets here.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:03 AM
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Nice for sure!
Was wondering where you’ve been!
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:22 PM
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Got the new sanitation system installed, it works great. that VG4 has quite a bit of power and is quite. some pics of that process, what a nightmare.



with almost all of the old nasty stuff out, hours and hours of work

test fitting some new stuff, before painting compartments and installing new equipment.


new tank and VG4 in, ran new hoses. That sanitation hose is a nightmare to deal with




finally all together and tested.

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Old 05-15-2019, 08:28 PM
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Fabricated some exhaust flappers to help with the exhaust issue. Just mounted with hose clamps for now but will mount with 4200 and bolts later.

had to modify design a bit so milled off the arms


welded up the flap

with mount and rubber installed



installed on boat

and tested good
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:34 PM
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some other fab projects, the webasto is getting a new stand/mount and new stainless exhaust for it so laser cut that stuff then welded it up. Mount with be painted white.

new mount for webasto. has a grille with thumb nuts for the front too.

new mount for circ pump

and new circ pump

test fitting

new exhaust for webasto, using v band flanges so is removable if necessary

test fitting again. Welding the other flange onto the webasto itself was a huge challenge. years and years are carbon build up and tried to clean many times, eventually got it to weld
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also doing some upgrades to electronics and redesigning the engine room wall how we want it and not just working with what was there. Some of these devices are on the boat so couldn't install them here. also redid the overhead panel. Simrad will be used just for tank and battery monitoring thru the czone interfaces mainly.

design for the wall

laying things out

rest of devices are at boat so will mount when we install the backplane

new overhead panel, reupholstered. laser cut panels for devices. middle panel will be control panel for webasto heater (parts are on boat)

another angle of it

new switches laser etched. have similar switches for webasto panel but are at boat
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:50 PM
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we replaced the salon curtains and runners as well as put some vinyl coating on the counters to test it. It kind of looks like formica. but for the ease is a nice quick upgrade/update. May change out later depending how it lasts, but it is a boat so didnt want to go to crazy on the counter tops. We had some granite at the house and decided against it for now. Also I left a soldering iron on the existing counter and it fell off its stand and burned it pretty good, so its nice to have that burn spot covered haha!

pretty happy with it for a quick solution



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a couple quick videos, one of it running (before the flappers installed) and one of the horrible weather in the harbor, it was cold that weekend.


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Old 05-16-2019, 01:04 AM
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Awesome work
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:18 AM
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Lots of work. Looks great!
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:35 AM
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Thanks guys! Hoping to get down there this weekend to continue working on electrical, then we can tackle the hydronic system.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:46 PM
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AKBray907 ... you have really gone after that Abenteuer! And you are quite the fabricator ...

I'm curious about the exhaust issue you were mitigating with the new flaps you made up ... I've been trying to keep up with your thread ... maybe you described more about the issue a while back ... I don't recall seeing that ...

My DCS has 6-71N's but likely a very similar exhaust system ... the f/g exterior exhaust discharge tubes look identical ... the only exhaust issue I'm aware of (so far) is that I need to insert boat fenders in the tubes while moored and engines not running ... a couple came with the boat, of appropriate diameter, secured to base of rear deck stanchions by cords ... not that attractive, but effective in preventing otters from taking up residence in the tubes.

My DCS came out of Lake Union and is now in Point Roberts ... otters everywhere in PNW and they make quite the mess ... apparently crapping underwater is not their deal.

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that's some serious craftsmanship
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:12 PM
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That is sooooo awesome! Have really enjoyed following
You're like one pump shy of having everything new on that boat
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