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Old 10-11-2014, 19:30   #256
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First coat of bottom paint

Micron Extra, first coat.

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Old 11-11-2014, 14:34   #257
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Re: Quick disconnect propane fitting for cockpit gas grill

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Where did you find the quick disconnects for the grill?

That is a fantastic idea...

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Old 11-11-2014, 17:42   #258
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Re: Quick disconnect propane fitting for cockpit gas grill

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Where did you find the quick disconnects for the grill?

That is a fantastic idea...

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I bought the quick disconnect at a local propane supplier. The stainless mount is just a 1/4" stainless street ell and a stainless plate that it is welded to. We made that in house. This hookup has it's own solenoid.
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Old 12-11-2014, 16:55   #259
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Tommorow

Our batteries will arrive next Tuesday, however, she will be launched without them to save the weight getting her to the water and in the water.

However, we have 98% of the electrical system complete, and tomorrow I am putting a 12 volt battery aboard on the house system, and I am going to start powering up system and checking them out.

Start bring her online. Test and check off systems.
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Old 13-11-2014, 18:41   #260
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Lighting rods from the plating shop.

Start putting them on next week.

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Old 13-11-2014, 18:44   #261
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First coat of Shark White

Today, the first coat of Shark White Micron Extra was put on over the Blur Micron Extra base coat. I think it is going to look good with the blue boot top.

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Old 13-11-2014, 18:53   #262
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Finishing wiring in the bridge, under the helm area.

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Old 13-11-2014, 19:00   #263
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Powering up

Today I hooked a 12 volt battery into the house system and started poering up and checking out systems.

Had just a couple of small issues that took about 5 mins to fix, and have a light bad out of the box.

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Old 18-11-2014, 15:34   #264
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Central Vac

We built a custom central vacuum system around a Festool shop vac.

We used standard household hookups for the system around the boat, and I set up a relay system to turn the vacuum on when a hose is put into one of the outlets.

The vacuum can also be removed from it's locker and be used as a regular shop vac.
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Old 18-11-2014, 15:41   #265
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Clearing the way

Today Forest and Nat cut down several trees to clear the way to get the boat to the shore for launch.

We should launch the week after Thanksgiving, as long as we have a northeaster to get the tide up.

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Old 18-11-2014, 15:51   #266
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Need a couple of warm days

To finish the bottom paint and paint the boot top.

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Old 18-11-2014, 16:02   #267
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Testing systems

Got the TV online today. The propane system is 100%. And the SSB and VHF radios are online. The NEMA 183 is hooked to boat radios and is working but the GPS was not on when I took these pictures. Engine rooms getting finishing touches.

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Old 20-11-2014, 16:44   #268
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Composite LP tanks

We will be using 2 -17 lb composite LP gas tanks. Ordering them in the morning.
They are a much better value than aluminum tanks.

Got another coat of bottom paint on today, and started testing the 5th tank.
If it is ok in the morning, we will do the 6th and last tank.
That will complete the testing of the fuel and water tanks.

I worked installing 2 bedside reading lamps, and designing all our signage and labeling for all of the valving and systems.

Everyday we get closer.

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Old 21-11-2014, 21:32   #269
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Batteries arrived today

The engine staring batteries, 2- group 31 Odyssey AGM , and the house bank, 8 , 6 volt, 250 amp hr. Fullriver AGM batteries arrived today.
I am about ready to put them to work.

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Old 21-11-2014, 21:34   #270
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Bottom Painting complete

The third and final coat of bottom paint is on.
Now for the blue boot top.

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