|The drain pipe fittings have been welded in, pic above,and the pipe itself welded in. It doesn't look it but very heavy to maneuver into place!|
Outside view of the cockpit drains welded
|The nipples on
the pipe are for a valve into the pilothouse, in the case
of catastophic flooding in that area, a risen pipe that
goes down to the bilge pump, and the secondary cockpit
For a manual bilge pump, which will be permanently mounted under the entry steps, the fitting for the pilot house can be used in a pinch.
We have very carefully thought all of this out, even though it is somewhat unusual! All of the little drains, seats and coaming, will tap into T's along the secondary cockpit drain line.
In the pic to the left, the size difference can be seen. The 3" should give enough drainage in the event of a wave inondating the cockpit ( we hope! ) The 1.5" will be good if the boat is healed over that way. We couldn't get them in much closer to the sides unfortunately, due to the framing below.
|Gena welded the pipe to the bottom, but underneath will have to be welded once we have the welder back outside.|
View from inside sail locker
|The welder is a real
problem due to it's weight. Just hauling it out of the
door is quite a job!
Meanwhile, the forward sail locker entry was tacked in then welded without too much distortion. ( pic to the left )
Notice the height is about a foot above the soul. This is to allow for "stuff" ie sails, to sit in the entry without tumbling aft. The door will open aft thus freeing up the whole locker to be packed with sails hehe.
|The sail locker
bulk head will be supported from the inside only as the
portlights come right up to it on the other side.
(my mistake! )
6.0 hours - Cut out and welded in nipples, mounted pipe, welded in secondary pipe, welded in SL entry