MAN! what a PITA! This mod is going to take all winter.
LOT's of parts to this mod - but before you can do all the plumbing an stuff you need to make room for all the plumbing an stuff so since the moving of electrical stuff to make room for plumbing stuff had to be done first I decided to take care of a lot of other little electrical things that have bugged me over the years:
As mentioned before - I wanted a place closer to the middle of the boat to run wires from the top liner to the bottom liner instead of going all the way to the transom or to the head to get from top to bottom so I started with a new box conduit system about mid ships here in the red circle marked B:
By moving the wire transit from the rear and bow to here I was able to ELIMINATE HALF OF THE CABLE ON BOARD!
In the picture you will see red circles with a letter next to them:
A: This is the top part of the box conduit and also the housing for a new electric panel that will control the AP and sump pump.
B: This is the new location of the AP "Brain" - it will be behind a opening panel.
C and D: are the two backbones on the ship - they are interconnected (GARMIN on one RAYMARINE on the other) C: is RAYMARINE and needs to be relocated under the aft berth.
E: This one always bugged me - the charger has status lights I could not see without opening the dinette, so I flipped the mounting of the charger around and put a peep hole in the bulkhead so I can see the status lights without opening the compartment.
F: Peep hole for the AP sensor indicator light like above and had to move sensor up 2 inches to make room for sump and shower pan storage.
SUMP is located on the other side of the bulkhead right there inside the compartment and is lower than the floor liner we walk on by almost 2 inches - the lowest part of the boat accessible to accommodate a sump.
Quite a mess but in the end I think I eliminated about 10 pounds of copper wire. That should make up for the new sump and power panel.
After that - on to the plumbing and hot water! (I am doing a hot water system that will supply both the shower AND the galley that requires no moving parts and no electricity - Kevin probably knows what direction i am going).
More to come later.