Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm excited to show off the "tray" that my son, Michael, built for holding the dishes, mugs, glasses, wine glasses, etc. I designed it to hang above the icebox cabinet and to securely hold four of everything. Michael expanded upon the design and added drawers on each side: one below the beer mug bins, and one below the bin holding the glasses. I'm going to make some inserts for the bin alongside the glasses to hold the flatware, and the similar bin flanking the beer mug bins will hold condiments. Michael built it first in pine to test the fit and jigs for the box joints, then built the final project in teak.

In the second photo you can see the rack for the wine glasses which will, of course, hang upside down on the bottom of the whole tray.

There is also a rack for two small cutting boards, designed to mount underneath and angled down at the back to keep the cutting boards from sliding out as the boat rolls and pitches.

Michael went to extremes and made the dish dividers and the floor of the mug and glass bins as gratings. Amazing worksmanship and I can hardly wait to mount it.

I thought I would add some photos of the plumbing maze beneath the head cabinet. The sink drains directly to the sea, but the toilet discharge is routed through the selector valve to either the sea (when offshore in international waters) or to the 18 gallon holding tank, which is mounted forward beneath the portside v-berth bunk.

In this photo, the holding tank is to the right of the bulkhead and it shows the tank discharge to the sea via the in-line valve, or up the "Tee" to the pump out fitting on the deck above.

the clear line is the fresh water line to the hand pump above at the sink.

I've since mounted holding brackets for the in-line valve.

This photo shows the two-way valve discharge from the toilet. The upper arm of the "Y" valve goes up to a vented loop fitting and then down to the hose on the left and out through a seacock.

The right arm of the "Y" goes up to a hose into the holding tank.

The smaller black hose is the raw water intake for the toilet, or "head" and it also goes up to a vented loop and then back to the toilet.

Just figuring out how to route these lines cleanly took many hours, sketching, measuring, and fitting. I'm pleased with the results, but the proof will come when we flush the toilet!


Blogger Paul Quake said...

Hey Tom call me.
I have your stuff done.
If you want to come over today, just leave me $50 and we'll call it good.


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