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Old 05-04-2014, 18:33   #151
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

I for one, appreciated seeing the mounting blocks on the T-Top cover.

That makes a lot of sense, but something I hadn't thought of.

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Old 05-04-2014, 18:46   #152
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I for one, appreciated seeing the mounting blocks on the T-Top cover.

That makes a lot of sense, but something I hadn't thought of.

Zach
I didn't want the solar panel frames just sitting on the top. I think this way will be alot less chance for corrosion and will be easier to clean.
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Old 05-04-2014, 19:19   #153
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

I'm curious about the fiberglass thru hulls. No seacocks on those? No shut off valve for when you need to change the hose?

Looking mostly at that head hose...or is that an integral holding tank?

Forgive the ignorant questions, but how many years do you have in the build so far? You are certainly closing in on it!
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Old 05-04-2014, 19:26   #154
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Another question: What product did you use to line the integral potable water tanks?? Beern searching for something for that purpose for ages.
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Old 05-04-2014, 20:34   #155
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I'm curious about the fiberglass thru hulls. No seacocks on those? No shut off valve for when you need to change the hose?

Looking mostly at that head hose...or is that an integral holding tank?

Forgive the ignorant questions, but how many years do you have in the build so far? You are certainly closing in on it!
Any of the fiberglass thru hulls are way above the waterline. Anything near the waterline is bronze with valves.

The forward head had to discharge above the waterline. It is in the tunnel.
The bilge area is foamed up there.
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Old 05-04-2014, 20:35   #156
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Another question: What product did you use to line the integral potable water tanks?? Beern searching for something for that purpose for ages.
Devoe 231 Buff. Made for potable water use.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:16   #157
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Thank you for the information. I couldn't make out what was what in the pictures for the head hoses.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:56   #158
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Good idea to raise up the solar panels on blocks. It's always a good idea to get air blowing through the top and bottom of panels to cool them off.
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Old 11-04-2014, 19:37   #159
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Heat exchanger on water heater

I hooked up the heat exchanger on the water heater this week. I meant to get more pictures but ran out of time today.

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Old 18-04-2014, 19:22   #160
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Thru hulls, strainers, and emergency bilge valves

We are installing all of the thru hulls.
Do to the hull core, all of the holes for the underwater thru hulls are lined with a fiberglass sleeve with a fiberglass flange on the inside of the hull. These are bedded in epoxy and milled fiber and cabot-sil. They will be sanded off flush with the outside of the hull and the valves and bronze thru hull fittings will be installed.

The main engine intakes strainers have a 2 way valve on them, to allow them to be used as emergency pumps encase of a large leak.

The raw water for the engines come in the bottom of the valve, the emergency bilge intake on the top. It has 2 90 degree elbows to turn it down towards the bottom, with a drop tube and a foot valve as a pickup on the bottom of it.

When they are in place I will take more pictures of them

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Old 19-04-2014, 10:12   #161
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Fuel system

The fuel coolers are in place as well as the vented loops on the exhaust water.
Next week we will complete the fuel systems on all 3 engines and get that off the list.

I have to re-install the alternator on the starboard engine and wire it in, hook up all the bonds in the starboard hull.

Shaft brushes brackets have to be made and installed.

The list is getting shorter.
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Old 23-04-2014, 19:29   #162
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Exhaust cowls are made, raw water plumbing on engines is done, including y valves on the intakes to us the engines as crash pumps.

Will post some pictures tomorrow night or Friday night.
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Exhaust Cowls

Alan has made the cowls to go over the exhaust to keep them from taking a direct hit from a sea.

They are trimmed to size and ready to install.
The first picture is of the starboard side, and a sink drain will run thru it on this side before it discharges. The pen mark is the outline of the cowl installed.

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Bonding, fuel coolers, flow scans, shaft brushes, control cables

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Old 02-05-2014, 19:24   #165
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Port Engineroom, complete

Except for hanging the Fireboy and hooking up the alarm wire on it, and mounting the oil pump out line, the port engine room is complete, all equipment installed.

It needs to be cleaned out and have a good bath, but it is off the list.

Vented loops and the discharges for them, done. Bonding done. Intakes done.
Fuel system with flowscans, done.

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