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generator locker idea

Postby csm » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:33 pm

I haven't taken precise measurments, but it appears that the dinett under seat storage locker would be a good fit if installed aft of the head, taking advantage of the huge wasted space there. I'm thinking of installing a hatch cover in the forward starboard cockpit and mounting the fiberglass box below. Has an
yone done this or contemplated doing so?
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Re: generator locker idea

Postby csm » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:35 pm

Oh, almost forgot to ask if anyone has a source for a spare storage locker.
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Re: generator locker idea

Postby Ixneigh » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:07 am

I store my Honda 1000 up front against the veeberth bulkhead. It's not any bother at all and has a cover so it is not very visible.
Keep in mind if looking for a place to actually run the generator, the only place I found where the fumes do get below at anchor is secured to the after most lifeline stanchion with the exhaust pointed back.
If you anchor ass backwards it could go on the cabin top but you'd have to keep the forward hatch closed.

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Re: generator locker idea

Postby csm » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:43 pm

The locker would be for storage only. In addition to the generator, I'd build it for propane and extra.fuel storage. Having to deal with the hull liner complicates things, so this would not be an easy mod. Probably won't start this any time soon, but it is definitely on my to do list.
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Re: generator locker idea

Postby fouz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:40 pm

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=1380

This what your thinking of doing?

I have thought about it, but keeping it leak free is a concern.
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Re: generator locker idea

Postby csm » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:36 pm

Fouz,
the concept is the same, using the wasted space, but my thought is to install a commercialy available access hatch AND a fiberglass "box" below. The access hatch would provide the seal to keep weather out of the box, but the box would be sealed from the cabin, keeping fumes/fluids out. I'd run a drain line out the bottom of the box and T into transom well drain hose. I think of this as a "secure" fuel locker, that can be accessed from the cockpit, and locked (via a pin) from below.
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