Originally Posted by s/v Jedi
There's not much re-wiring to do, it's a quick and easy project
Ha! There's no such thing as a quick and easy project on a boat
Our old water
heater died, so I thought I'd go with a smaller unit (Isotemp 40l Basic model) and relocate it as well. The old heater was in a cabinet behind the salon
settees, so I thought I'd mount the new one under the cabin sole
so we could get back some much-needed storage
in the salon
. Well, the battery cables
were in the way, and the 4" diameter engine exhaust
hose was intruding a bit as well, so I spent the afternoon moving them.
Went to mount the water
heater, and it still won't quite fit without taking up some much-needed access room to the shaft coupling and stuffing box (I bought some plexiglass as a spray shield to protect the heater). So I'm now thinking I'll mount it next to the inverter
in a locker by the companionway
. And I'll probably have to replace some straight above -the-waterline thru-hulls for the bilge
pumps with 90 degree curved ones so there will be sufficient clearance. So now this "simple project" has grown legs, and it's preventing me from working on my preferred project - the A/C installs... There is no such thing as a simple boat project!!!
Sorry, Northeaster - just giving fair warning!