Hurricane Kolibrie Part 2
17 January 2009 | Velcro Beach, FL
Saturday, January 17, 2009
After coffee and French toast with sausage and juice this morning we decided to try our hand at feeding the sanitary hose under the bunk again.
One thing led to another and the rest of the day was spent trying to figure out how and where to mount the macerator pump, y-valve, and hosing. It looks like there may have been one at one time but there's only hints of it - a switch here and a switch there, both screwed to the off position. With most of the floorboards up, bathroom drawers and cupboards emptied, we went through various scenarios to see where we could fit everything. We have the sanitary hose fed through from the bathroom cabinet to the through-hull (hole with a shutoff valve) under our bunk and a good idea of where the y-valve (directing waste to the pump-out or pump "out") and macerator pump (chews up the waste into very small pieces before flushing it out) will go but now it's a matter of feeding more hose under the floorboards and fitting it to the existing hose and wiring up the macerator pump to that as well as the new hose, etc., etc., etc... In starting to hook up the hose to the thru hull Wayne noticed the thru hull pipe didn't have barbs on it (to help hold the hose on securely) so we'll have to replace that (another trip to West Marine) before hooking the hose up to it.
The way I'm feeling, I'm sure my body is going to look like a mack truck hit it. It's starting to feel bruised all over.