Tankage and Plumbing
To improve righting ability the tankage is built-in below the floor. Survey regulations required pressure testing of tanks with adequate inspection hatches. Copper supply lines with shutoff valves at all points. The aeroplane vacuum toilet system by Dometic Sealand uses fresh water directly into holding tank.
- Diesel: 440 litres in 2 s/s tanks. One under sole the other under port cabin berth with foam insulation. All baffled with large inspection hatches. Both emptied and cleaned 2018
- Hotwater system: Pressurised from Woody 50 litre reservoir system heated by engine, element or generator. Almost continuous hot water.
- Water: Approx 1000 litres in three tanks. Two integrated into keel with baffles and large inspection hatches. Stainless steel drinking water tank below sole. Emptied and cleaned 2018.
- All pipes and pumps housed in one locker under settee seat. Hoses run in PVC pipes on port side.
- Water filling controlled with three valves to any tank. Water to any tap can be drawn from any tank and closed from this locker
- Holding Tank: approx 250 litres located under floor with Vetus no-smell filter vented to stern. Electric tank capacity indicator.
- Food grade hoses used for drinking water with in-line filter. All sea water hoses can be flushed with fresh when vessel is prepared for winter/cyclone season.
- Black Water: Large piston pump is connected for the discharge overboard or suck-out system fitted.
- Galley taps: Three taps – drinking, fresh (hot and cold) and salt, all pressurised with accumulator tanks.
- All through-hull fittings are bronze with large lever valves and attached tapered wooden plugs.
- All inlet and bilge hoses are real rubber re-enforced hose to survey requirement.