Air-Heading in the Right Direction
21 November 2011 | Hayden Island, Columbia River
Installing the airhead toilet required removing a pedestal that previously housed a foot pump (for the fresh water in the head sink) and supported the old Jabsco flush toilet. There is also an electrical componant. This was a complicated job, so I was fortunate to get some help from Clint, a Jack of All Trades who works for Independent Marine. He removed the pedestal and built the deck sole back up to match the height of the existing grate. It's a perfect match.
The Airhead is just about ready for final installation, but we need to agree upon the type of exhaust vent that we'll be installing on the cabin roof, and agree upon the location. Cutting a hole through the boat - the idea of that makes me want to be damned sure we get this right the first time. Bit by bit, things are moving forward.
Will we be ready for the passage to the San Juans in July? That's our goal.