Over the last few days we have been doing quite a lot of mounting work on the boat.
(1) We soon realised the transom prepared for mounting the sterndrive was too thick.
So we decided that we had to grind it to reduce the thickness locally so that the mounting plate would fit.
The boat before and after having the sterndrive mounted.
(2) We carried out a trial with the engine (without the hybrid module) being lifted into the engine compartment and onto the stringers in order to make sure the engine fits snugly on them.
Next step was to mark the footprint of the engine taking into account the auxiliary engine parts to be assembled later on. After feeling quite confident that they were all fine, we took the engine out again.
(3) The engine cooling system, which comprises of the cooling water inlet, sea cock and filter, was mounted.
(4) We mounted the engine compartment sound and heat insulation and then the steering cylinder, hydraulic pump & oil reservoir for the hydraulic trim unit.
(5) One of the two bilge pumps with flow switch.
(6) We fitted the additional air inlet for the engine.
(7) We mounted 2 x 12V battery boxes (one starter battery and auxiliary) on marine plywood vanished with marine epoxy resin.
(8) One of the two ozone friendly and non-powder automatic fire extinguisher.
(9) Pick-up for the 2nd bilge pump (however it's not in final position) and the 2 flow switches (one is magnetic and one is electronic) for the 2nd bilge pump. They will fit into the bilge pump control and alarm system.
(10) The 2nd high capacity bilge pump.
(11) We prepared space for the main traction battery with marine plywood.
(12) We mounted the steering wheel and other cockpit items.
(13) Last of all we mounted the boat horn.
(14) Some more parts for the hybrid module awaiting inspection and assembly.
That’s mainly it for the week!
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