Ok so Marius was going to spend Pinksteren on Jan-Kees. Even though Marius helped a lot the last upgrade trip in April/May I still made a new ‘start-up’ list ( from Marius and for Lam) on Thursday June 1st. I was barely done emailing this list to Marius, and my phone rang with Marius . “We are here in this luxurious boat, what do I need to do” . Quickly I gave a run down…Flip the battery switches, plug the hot water heater in, open the front hatch, fill the water tank, put the fuse back in the water pump line, let the water run” . I also had to tell again where the fuse was located. About 15 minutes later……A Grolsch ringtone…Marius again…”The water is not not running, and the head pump is not running either” . ….”Ok we know there is shore power, because the lights work, so grab a volt meter, from under the sofa and check if the batteries are 12 V” . ” Yes they are” . …..”Ok . follow the lines from the battery…there should be a red and black line going to one of the 5 plastic conduits on the port side” . ” mmmm you mean these rolled up lines?”
Now lets look tot he battery…How many connections on each pole ? OH only ONE…..so from the alternator.
So Ron who was installing the Kabola unit, must have removed the lines, because they were in the way. As soon as they were attached, all pumps were running.
See now 2 connections on each pole of the battery. The alternator and to the DC circuit.
As “work” Marius measured the height of the sink drain, This decides if we need a grey water tanks pump for the sink, or a straight hull through, like we have at the washing machine. Luckily the bottom of the sink is also 60 cm of the floor, like the washer through hull, so we can safely make a straight hull through, which we might also use temporarily for the shower pump.
Once we have enough time we will buy a whale gulley IC, which is basically a drain mount with the electronics and the pump a bit removed from it, to pump it out directly. Probably best with a douche tray. Marius measured the size and it was 76 X 96 cm wall to beam on the wall of the boat. If we use the beam as bottom we have 86 X 96 cm, which will be a good size for a standard shower pan.
Add. April 2018. Having spend a lot of time trying to find a decent fitting shower pan, it seems a tad too much money and adjustments, size wise, that it just is easier to make a pan of thin wood, and fiberglass it. We need to make a border all around, so that the water never will spill. The current height to the drain pan is 9 cm, so we have 10 + cm available from the current shower surface. The Gulley drain is 62 mm so more than enough space. The border should be 5 – 10 cm. at the front. Need to measure this, because it is on a bit of a slope now. This way we can mount the pan so that it is nearly level. The border should be higher on the sides, so the walls can be mounted over it, to minimize leakage. Probably easiest to make a frame of 2*2 slightly sloping to the center, covering it with thin wood and then kevlar fiberglass on top , making it water tight.
Pic gulley IC . SG 8484