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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 17 Jul 2007 02:51 #1

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Relocated Air Conditioner controls , I-Pod input , and DC power outlet. I also replaced the monkey fur with vinyl.

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Extra AC and DC power outlets.

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DSS satellite dual input.

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Storage unit for the Magma grill

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JimMc ... I aways look forward to seeing what you have been up to. I like the grill mount is that StarBoard? I'm planing something similar for our Force 10 Stow-n-go ... only I think I'll have to place it in one of the V-Berth storage lockers. Your bottle holder is exactly what I have planed for my small bottles ... only I'm planning on putting them in the transom.

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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 18 Jul 2007 01:58 #3

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I made the mount out of plywood and painted it. I thought I was building a proof of concept model. But it looks close to being the final product. I may make one later out of Starboard but for now I am pretty happy with the result.

The only thing this version is lacking is a place to store the valve.

One point of note. The recess has an overboard drain. So if a bottle leaks the propane it should go overboard. This is very important since propane is heavier than air and you do not want it to accumulate in the bilge if a leak occurs.

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JimMc;49859 wrote: Jake
... One point of note. The recess has an overboard drain. So if a bottle leaks the propane it should go overboard. This is very important since propane is heavier than air and you do not want it to accumulate in the bilge if a leak occurs.



Yes, that's the basis of me choosing the transom for storage of my bottles as well, same deal ... overboard drain.

So what holds the assembly in the recess? If I had a space like yours with gel coat I'm thinking some suction cup "feet" would do the job nicely ... or maybe for your layout does the seat fold down and hold it all together?

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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 18 Jul 2007 07:27 #5

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Nice mods. I use a small storage bin from Big Lots that holds 4 propane bottles snugly. Cost... $1.00 + tax

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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 18 Jul 2007 11:35 #6

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Thanks guys.

The Magma storage unit has soft rubber feet on the bottom and has not budged. The seat is close so the Magma is not going to bounce out. The Admiral watched it while were out and said it is all very stable.

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Just wrapping up LED Lighting in the engine bay, utility space and anchor locker. Now all spaces are illuminated in some way. No more looking for a flashlight to check the oil or check the bilge or a pump.

I will post pics ASAP.

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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 20 Jul 2007 05:25 #8

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Here is the lighting I added in the engine bay. I added 4 of these LED light bars.

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My anchor rode storage now has LED lighting.

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We wanted a smaller table for the cockpit. I saw this table on a small Rinker and ordered it from a Rinker dealer. $140

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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 10 Aug 2007 04:04 #9

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This past weekend I installed a DigitalAntenna brand cellular amp and 8' marine cellular antenna. I installed an input jack at the Settee and bought an adapter cable to allow me to plug in my laptop cellular aircard. So the aircard is now getting it's signal amplified coming and going. Instead of a tiny internal antenna it now comes from an 8' antenna. I now get a signal of 100 on a 100 scale at my marina. I was at approximately 25 on the 100 scale.

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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 10 Aug 2007 21:12 #10

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Jim, those LED's are the cats a**.:arr Where did you get them? Thats what I was wanting to do for my engine area, just did'nt know what to use for lights.
Thanks Gregg

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The LED light bars are made by Innovative Lighting although it is not shown on their web site. http://www.innovativelight.com/

I bought 2 from the West Marine catalog. I bought 2 from a local marine retailer in the Detroit area. The local guy was cheaper than West Marine. He had to order them but now keeps them in stock. Boater's Value in Wyandotte, Michigan. Ask for Phil at 734-283-3300.

I saw today that Boaters World carries them in their catalog.

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Jim, thanks for the info. Those are just what I was looking for. By the way, really nice job on the interior.
Oh, do you do much skiing at Mt. Brighton? thats a really nice area.
Thanks again, Gregg

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New Hope - Yep a few new projects 12 Aug 2007 03:30 #13

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We don't ski but live within a few miles of Mt. Brighton.

BTW - The LED Channel Lites are a really nice product. A metal base piece with nice end caps. Three rows of LEDs. The engine bay is really evenly lit with the 4 of these lite bars.

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I built and installed an odor eliminating filter on the holding tank vent tubing. The filter was made using 2” PVC pipe & fittings, 5/8” brass barbed fittings, black foam aquarium filter media and activated charcoal also commonly used in aquarium filters. The filter media is in position to prevent charcoal from migrating into the vent tubing. It also increases the surface area for air flow. The filter is made such that I can empty and refill it in minutes without removal.
• I filled the assembly with 13 ounces of activated charcoal.

Using a $15 ultra quiet aquarium air pump,12' of ΒΌ”OD x 1/8”ID chemical resist tubing and a couple of quick connect fittings I made a holding tank aerator similar to the “Sweet Tank System” which sells for $200. This will improve tank aeration to promote aerobic bacteria growth which do not produce odor. ( THAT'S THE PLAN ANYWAY. TIME WILL TELL. )

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Well we spent the weekend on the boat. I am happy to report I believe my waste tank vent filter and tank aerator seem to be working well. We did not experience holding tank odors from the boat at any time.

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I replaced the automotive style filters before my Navman fuel transducers with water seperating spin on filters.

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The original Danforth Cruiser series compass wobbled like a drunk and spun like a top. In rough conditions it was unusable. If it became necessary to truly rely on this compass I have real doubt it would have been very useful.

I installed a Richie SuperSport Compass - It features a 3 3/4" PowerDamp Plus High-Visibility Blue flat card dial with Extra Large White Numerals. The illumination is superb, the card and pointer are well lit but not too bright. There is no light spill. The dampening system provides a very stable card without excess motion or spin.

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I am very pleased with this upgrade. My only regret is it should have been done 3 years ago.

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JimMc;60464 wrote: Well we spent the weekend on the boat. I am happy to report I believe my waste tank vent filter and tank aerator seem to be working well. We did not experience holding tank odors from the boat at any time.

Jim, are you still satisfied with the results of this part of the project? Do you leave the pump in the system all the time, or do you remove the pump via the quick disconnects when away from shore power? What type of fitting is mounted to the tank to allow the aerator tube to enter the tank and not vent around the tube? I'm impressed with your work.

Peter

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Jim,
You are one talented guy. I can't believe everything you've done to the 305.
Fantastic!

Capt Bob:)

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Yes, I think the work I did has corrected the holding tank odor issue.

To connect to the waste tank I used a pair of fittings. A male fitting from the pump and a female mounted on the tank. The female bulkhead fitting that is threaded for mounting. It is threaded into the waste tank. Inside the tank a piece of long piece of soft tubing extends from the fitting down to the bottom of the waste tank. I debated adding a weight or aquarium type air stone but was concerned they would create other problems down the road.

The air pump draws little power and is plugged directly into my invertor so it is on 24/7 on shore power or not.

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Thanks for your kind words.

I also appreciate your posting regarding removing the seating.

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