1974 Chieftain 25 "Adventurer" Restoration

1975oday22

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that floor looks great! so does the window........ im still in the air of vhf radio. handheld or mounted. seeing as im goin with solar im probly goin to go mounted.
 

IslandExplorer

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that floor looks great! so does the window........ im still in the air of vhf radio. handheld or mounted. seeing as im goin with solar im probly goin to go mounted.
Thanks! I grabbed the handheld for now but definitely want a nice base station mounted too eventually if I can. Would be handy to be able to give the handheld to a friend venturing on shore or just as backup too.
 

IslandExplorer

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Now thats a throne!! You werent messing around. Urinal is an awesome touch too, a must have for men. Not sure why my house is without one...
You know, this compact little urinal really is pretty great I think! I'm definitely considering getting one for the backyard fence and maybe the house too. Pretty sure it'll keep the boat's throne a bit tidier! Kept thinking about balance struggles of guests in the bathroom while I'm callously punching the throttle over waves... lol
 

IslandExplorer

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your boats gonna be a heavy one with all them screws. lol. looking good. now move onto the console. :)
You know, I've been wondering just how many pounds of wood and screws I've put into this thing so far, might roughly tally it up at the end. I figured in the beginning, the person capacity is higher than I'd actually want onboard (10-13?), so I'd gladly carry some more weight of amenities making the boat much more comfortable and with higher capacities (fuel, water, waste) and just have less passengers. Most of the time it is just me, my GF, and the dog. These things are so light to begin with I'm thinking it will still be pretty light for its size. The console I still don't know how I want it shaped, going to try to plumb in the new 16G holding tank and get the bathroom finished up a bit more before the console because all the major plumbing is beneath that area. Trying to do the drudgery first lol and save the more fun stuff for last!
 

IslandExplorer

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awesome progress made.
Thanks! The marine head I think was a great decision but damn has it soaked up some time! The plumbing has been a bit slow but it's almost there. Couldn't get the damn sanitation hose to fit over the pvc pipe ends as planned so had to get actual barbs and adapt the ends of all the connections. Oh well. Hoping to have rest hooked up so I can water test it and test run the macerator pump. Luckily everything is clean and new still so testing it thoroughly now seems wise.. lol
 

1975oday22

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yep make sure nothin leaks , and macerator works well. glad to see progress even if it is slow going... at least youll know that you are the one who done a job well done.
 

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Land based water test of head complete!
The Jabsco marine toilet seems awesome in testing so far. Flushes water nice and consistently all the way around the rim which is really nice, if you pump it down fast it even produces a whirlpool like a land toilet! Now I will have an easy way to tell what hemisphere I am boating in without any connection to reality or the outside world. Life goal #79 attained.

Used onboard water tank and yet to be mounted faucet to keep filling a 5g bucket to use as flush water since the thru hull is high and dry. It takes over 100 flushes with full pump cycles (1 pull all the way up and push back down) to use up 5 gallons of water. Seems super efficient! I added running water to the bowl while flushing a bunch of times to eventually fill the 15g holding tank bc flushes alone would wear out the pump lol Once tank was full I hot wired the macerator quick and it drained the tank in only about 2 minutes both times. Rim of toilet is well above waterline so hoping I can keep plumbing as short and simple as I have it now with no anti-siphon loops.IMG_20230907_155654.jpgIMG_20230907_172716.jpgIMG_20230907_172720.jpgIMG_20230907_180854.jpgIMG_20230907_172650.jpgIMG_20230907_180923.jpgIMG_20230907_172728.jpgIMG_20230907_195844.jpgIMG_20230907_195940.jpgIMG_20230907_195906.jpgIMG_20230907_195957.jpgIMG_20230907_201045.jpgIMG_20230907_180939.jpg
 
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