This part of the boat has so much hidden technical work its crazy. As the fuel tanks are belowand on the othe side of the keel well we neede to sort all the fuel plumbing before tackleing any wood work. We'll post fuel plumbing in another entry. Suffice to say that we can transfer to the day tank from either tank, from tank to tank and in emergency run directly from a tank with no day tank involved. We have also setup a polishing system that can act as backup transfer system. I am quite chuffed about the polishing. I hate the idea of old dirty fuel. We can polish all the fuel in a day using hardly any energy. Thus on sunny days with extry juice we can polish just for fun ;) Did i mention i don't like dirty fuel...
Then there is the water plumbing of which most is in the galley. Water filters are here. We have three taps. One for normal hot and cold unfiltered. Filter water for drinking. And a salt water pump for bulk washing and water saving mode. There is foot pump that works one of the pumps when the pump is switched off.
These are not the best pics of the galley and we are varnishing the trim so everything is dustyand covered in 3m tape. We'll post more detail in coming entries. May be this a job for the gopro. Wow this catching up thing is going to take time!
Ed Joy design 56' lifting keel & rudder, Jacobs Brothers Built
Claude, Julie, Noah, Lilo, & Finn
Claude: 32 yrs old, circumnavigator, surfer, husband, daddy-O, buddha-like.
Julie: 33 yrs old, loves to be on the water, bookworm, wife, momma, Eeyore-like.
Noah: 7 yrs old, really into reptiles and surfing.
Lilo: 4 yrs old, comedian, thinks helicopters (and anything very very loud... [...] are the best thing ever.
Finn: 1 yr old, really very loud (Lilo loves him), loves engines.
Well... we started a family and now the normal thing would be to buy a house. But the problem with a house is that you can't travel with it and you rarely have adventures with it.
So the plan is : build dream boat: EVA (dream boat definition: Aluminium, tough, low maintenance meaning minimum [...]
paintwork and simple systems (we seriously considering not having a fridge) lifting keel so go anywhere: think estuaries, rivers, the amazon! high tidal zones, ability to beach, comfortable enough for 5 and 2 occasional guests) We live and sail and travel the world until the kids scream enough (probably when they'll be teens so 10 yrs to go) then find pleasant area to settle and when kids go to college off we sail again as a 'free' couple to who knows where.
That's the plan so far anyhow.