Ok, I am going to sum up the start fo the project
to the galley rebuild above, that way there is some sort of chronological order to the thread..
Boat at dock
before starting... Its dirty, I am starting from the rebuild from the inside out. All major systems will be replaced, except Engine
witch is a new 175hp Yanmar
and a Kabota Beta Genset...
Boat at dock
Trying to get things out... It had been sitting for 15 years
Nav Station... (mostly gone now except Chart Drawers)
Trying to get the old icebox out of the boat, It was a beast and terribly uninsulated, This looks like the2nd or 3rd attempt to rebuild it. I have move it to the other side of the galley, the sink will go here in the new galley.
Still tearing out...
Steps. Old 240volt Water
Source heatpump / AC that was the size of a bus, It was the first thing removed. It was a good unit but very inconvenient location... Ill replace with 3 or 4 Marineair Unit in the future.
Floor Water tanks
, There are two in the salon
and 2 in the galley/ nav, 450 Gallons of storage
. The tanks are stainless and original to 1969. They were in mostly good condition, some pitting so I had a few placed repaired and welded some patches, then coated the tanks with 5 coats of West Systems with 422 barrier coat additive. They will definitely not leak from the outside in... That process took a week and was messy..
More tanks, and floor stringers, All of this has already been reframed and rebuilt. Working on Battery box
that goes on Starboard side of centerboard trunk. Large enough to hold 12 Trojan 6 volts..
Tanks out hull
exposed. All of this was cleaned scuffed and painted bright white with interlux bilge
coat.. There are a total fo 14 1" keel bolts
to hold the 18 foot long 30,000 lb lead ballast to the boat...
, This is the forward bilge. The wall you see where the centerboard trunk runs into is actually intergral fiberglass fuel
tanks.. there are 3 of those at about 150 gallons each. Then a 80 Gallon day tank that goes on the port side of the trunk. The fuel system pumps from the 3 storage
tanks to the day tank for operation. It can also transfer fuel to any tank from any tank.. while polishing it.... anyway.. continuing on
little out of order. Galley before tanks removed and some stuff still in place.
New subfloor framed and installed, particle board as a temporary floor before I broke a leg tripping on stuff and trying to balance everywhere..
Looking towards starboard and nav area
OK, so this is were we continue from the first picture post... Icebox rebuild on aft side of galley this time. Framed in for the next few photos. This is all Marine Grade 3/4" Fir Plywood for the outer box construction.