Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2017, 05:04 PM   #41
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Here is a picture of the cooktop/bbq/grill combo I built in mahogany. Not totally finished but it is there. Still need to add a stainless still plate where to put cutlery when dirty, a lock to lock it closed when underway and finalize the cooktop gaz fitting but we are almost there.
I think I may add another level with a drawer at the bottom where to store all the BBQ stuff la fork, matches etc.

L.
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:31 PM   #42
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Just realized pics attachment did not work so here they are :

Click image for larger version

Name:	20170614_175521.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	106.7 KB
ID:	65772
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170614_175537.jpg
Views:	169
Size:	117.6 KB
ID:	65773

L.
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 10:27 PM   #43
Guru
 
FoxtrotCharlie's Avatar
 
City: Mississippi
Vessel Name: ADAGIO
Vessel Model: CHB Present 42 Sundeck
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 908
Outstanding work!
FoxtrotCharlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2017, 09:14 AM   #44
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Finally I got the propane installation done. Changed the fittings on the cooktop, installed the cooktop and support in the galley and connected everything. Tested it with soapy water and everything was fine.
The mahogany support in the galley was necessary to give me enough room under the cooktop to do the connection as the fridge is just below.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20170708_175721.jpg
Views:	150
Size:	108.1 KB
ID:	66538
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170708_175746.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	100.8 KB
ID:	66539

The white wire in the back will be used to connect a switch to the solenoid valve on the propane tank (still to be done).

Yesterday we cooked outside I love it, no more headache with portable appliance.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20170708_193818.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	115.0 KB
ID:	66540
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170708_193838.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	93.3 KB
ID:	66541
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170708_193857.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	124.1 KB
ID:	66542

L.
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 10:44 PM   #45
Guru
 
C lectric's Avatar
 
City: Gibsons, B.C., Canada
Vessel Name: Island Pride
Vessel Model: Palmer 32'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,033
Fine work. Nicely done.
C lectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2017, 01:14 AM   #46
TF Site Team
 
City: Ex-Brisbane, (Australia), now Bribie Island, Qld
Vessel Name: Now boatless - sold 6/2018
Vessel Model: Had a Clipper (CHB) 34
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,806
That remote solenoid activated tap at the cylinder is a very good added safety feature Lou. Definitely fit that up. I did that on our set-up, so every time we finish using the burners we switch it off, and then we don't have to worry about clambering up to the fly-bridge locker every time to turn the cylinder off. Of course you need to check the integrity of the joins between the cylinder and the solenoid valve with your soapy water from time to time - especially after you have disturbed it with a cylinder change or refill.
__________________
Pete
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2017, 03:45 AM   #47
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
City: Sydney
Vessel Name: Sojourn
Vessel Model: Integrity 386
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 12,527
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter B View Post
That remote solenoid activated tap at the cylinder is a very good added safety feature Lou. Definitely fit that up. I did that on our set-up, so every time we finish using the burners we switch it off, and then we don't have to worry about clambering up to the fly-bridge locker every time to turn the cylinder off...
Good idea Lou.
Peter, the IG has a valve in the main cabin so you can turn off the supply to the galley when finished. Not as safe as Lou`s setup, but it is convenient.
__________________
BruceK
2005 Integrity 386 "Sojourn"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2017, 04:36 AM   #48
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter B View Post
That remote solenoid activated tap at the cylinder is a very good added safety feature Lou. Definitely fit that up. I did that on our set-up, so every time we finish using the burners we switch it off, and then we don't have to worry about clambering up to the fly-bridge locker every time to turn the cylinder off. Of course you need to check the integrity of the joins between the cylinder and the solenoid valve with your soapy water from time to time - especially after you have disturbed it with a cylinder change or refill.
Indeed, I am a lazy guy so I don't want to go up and down all the time to shutoff the propane, especially when it is raining outside. I will still shutdown it at the cylinder when I leave the boat.

L.
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2017, 06:22 AM   #49
TF Site Team
 
City: Ex-Brisbane, (Australia), now Bribie Island, Qld
Vessel Name: Now boatless - sold 6/2018
Vessel Model: Had a Clipper (CHB) 34
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou_tribal View Post
Indeed, I am a lazy guy so I don't want to go up and down all the time to shutoff the propane, especially when it is raining outside. I will still shutdown it at the cylinder when I leave the boat.

L.
That's what we do. On when we leave the dock, and off when we get back in.
__________________
Pete
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 08:41 PM   #50
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Another weekend working (a bit) on the boat.
Installed new wooden blind in the aft cabin, I was fed up of being woke up at 5AM by the sun.
Removed the window in the head to redo the caulking, a dirty but necessary job. I was a bit surprised by the window quality. They are Bomon brand windows, which is a well respected brand here, but I was suprised to see that they were made of 2 aluminium rims screwed one into the other and taking the boat wall in sandwich. I was believing that the screws were going through the boat wall but no just screwed in the external rim. Does not look very solid to me but I guess that like everything else I m overseeing this Anyway now things have been cleaned with solvent to removed old glue/caulking, than used Sikaflex 291 LOT for caulking and put the window back on. Will test it in few days using a the hose to ensure everything is watertight.
This allowed me to see that the aft part is made of a sandwich of plywood and FB, 1/2 inch thick, looked solid.
Finally I started to replace my thruster command on the flybridge. The PO used a simple on-off-on switch which was small and started to rust, I am replacing it with a 2 way joystick like this one, at least it is waterproof and bigger in the hand:

Of course as usually I was missing some tools that I forgot home so the install will be finished at next visit!

L.
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 05:06 PM   #51
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Today the small enhancement to the flybridge dashboard has been tackled.
I went from this ugly rusty small switch:
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170803_171456.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	49.2 KB
ID:	67332
To this nice rubberized waterproof joystick.
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170803_171516.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	56.3 KB
ID:	67333
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170803_171528.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	59.6 KB
ID:	67334
Does not bring much but just far more comfortable in hand and easy to grab.
Of course the cost was pretty indecent considering this is marine control... this gives me an idea... What do you think this one cost?

L.
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 04:22 PM   #52
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
As I was fed up playing with chargers for cell phone tablet etc I started to install the little things:

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0275.JPG
Views:	132
Size:	26.7 KB
ID:	67617

Very convenient with 2 USB, 1 lighter outlet and voltmeter. Dirty cheap but do the trick and as I will have one in everyplace no need to go to the dashboard to check batteries voltage.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0232.JPG
Views:	134
Size:	15.4 KB
ID:	67621

Photo above is just a dry fit waiting the mahogany planks to be in place on the wall.

L.
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 12:16 AM   #53
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 9,045
I like that Lou.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 03:03 AM   #54
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
City: Sydney
Vessel Name: Sojourn
Vessel Model: Integrity 386
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 12,527
Neat, colorful, looks very professional.
__________________
BruceK
2005 Integrity 386 "Sojourn"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2018, 01:30 PM   #55
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Time to continue with the work.
As I will replace my water heater I will take the opportunity to redo the whole plumbing of the boat. The reason is that I don't like where the pipes are running and also I want to add an accumulator tank and filtration. Also I want to fit in manifold with valves to be able to isolate any part of the plumbing so I can work on it without having to totally shutdown water.
So here is a plan of what I foresee as the new setup:

Click image for larger version

Name:	Bleuvet - Plumbing.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	45.9 KB
ID:	76060

Any feedback will be very welcome

L
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2018, 01:41 PM   #56
Guru
 
siestakey's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota,FL/Thomasville,GA
Vessel Name: Steppin Stone IV
Vessel Model: Marine Trader Kelly Trawler 46
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou_tribal View Post
Time to continue with the work.
As I will replace my water heater I will take the opportunity to redo the whole plumbing of the boat. The reason is that I don't like where the pipes are running and also I want to add an accumulator tank and filtration. Also I want to fit in manifold with valves to be able to isolate any part of the plumbing so I can work on it without having to totally shutdown water.
So here is a plan of what I foresee as the new setup:

Attachment 76059

Any feedback will be very welcome

L
When I click on the pic to make it bigger some of the writing goes away
__________________
Alan
Skype roatan63
siestakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2018, 01:56 PM   #57
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Should be fixed now, replace the image by a JPG version.

L
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 03:57 PM   #58
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Ok now speaking power, I am planning my 12V circuit refit in order to install my new gc2 batteries and the new sterling charger.
Below the schema of my planned setup:

Click image for larger version

Name:	Bleuvet%20-%2012V%20Circuit.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	62.9 KB
ID:	76112

Any comment or input about this?

I am questioning myself about the alternator connection, as I see 2 options:
Option 1: alternator connected to start and 2 VSR to link the 3 banks.
Option 2: using a charge splitter like proIsoCharge ou the equivalent made by sterling or one made by vetus.

Currently my start and house are separated by a diode isolator that I should remove.

Also if going to VSR, should the alt be connected to the start or the house? I often read the start but at the same time it is the one barely discharged.

Note: the two batteries powering the bow thruster are my old g31.

L
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 04:06 PM   #59
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,713
Greetings,
Mr. L_t. Oh my. MAJOR problem with the plumbing! Knowing you as well as I do, both from having met you in person and from your posts on TF you have committed the error of errors. Mon Dieu! You have forgotten to plumb in the MOST important item.



Je suis écrasé...
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 04:12 PM   #60
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by RT Firefly View Post
Greetings,
Mr. L_t. Oh my. MAJOR problem with the plumbing! Knowing you as well as I do, both from having met you in person and from your posts on TF you have committed the error of errors. Mon Dieu! You have forgotten to plumb in the MOST important item.



Je suis écrasé...
LOL!!! not at all my dear Mr RTF, I just keep this plumbing top secret to avoid seeing some smart guys finding a way to access the precious nectar so greatly needed for my blood to continue to flow in my veins

L
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012