As planned I had a desk day today but I still managed to spend some time on ‘Gleda’nonetheless.
Firstly I put together an order for the parts needed for the water system. I’m keeping it simple i.e. non-pressurised and here are the main components:
- 2 x Vetus 61 lit (16 US Gallon) water tanks
- 2 x Connection kits for above
- 2 x Whale V pumps (1 for fresh 1 for salt )
- 2 x 38mm Deck Fillers
- 2 x deck breather vents
- 2 x broad flange skin fittings 16mm (salt water in, sink drain out)
- Pipework and jubilee clips as required
The tanks will be located in the forward sections of the main cabins, one under the saloon seating to supply the galley, one under the double berth to supply the heads.
I can’t afford senders and gauges for levels but as both tanks will be reasonably accessible I’ll have to rely on a dipstick. The tanks are the biggest I can accomodate in the space available and will be supplemented with 25 lit containers stowed up on deck probably behind the deckpod.
The second thing I did today was talk to another boatyard about a possible launch site & mooring. It’s a little yard called Weir Quay down on the Devon side of the river Tamar near Plymouth. I’ll be going down to have a look sometime over the next couple of weeks as it seems to have many advantages over my original Falmouth area sites. To be honest the only disadvantage I can see at the moment is that it’s not Falmouth! As I said nothing is yet decided I’m just making sure I do the sensible thing and consider all the options. When a decision is made you’ll se it here first.
Tomorrow I’ll be back at the barn cracking on again.