"CHUBBY" mods/projects

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by ComfortZone, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. ComfortZone

    ComfortZone Member

    Well, some goodies I ordered have arrived so I thought I would start this thread early (while I have time) and so you guys can see the progress as things come together....or apart...haha

    first project will be installing a marine head and holding tank. I will be installing the system to be pumpout (station) dischsrge and macerator discharge, the holding tank will be 9gallons and I will be using a manual pump jabsco head..

    in order to maximize space in the small cabin I must install the head behind the starboard capt. chair and the holding tank in the compartment just forward, under the pedistal seat...this means the galley along with the fresh water holding tank must be transfered to the port side cabinets/counter, which I feel is more suited for this purpose as it gives much more counter space. I will also be building a fold up bench that will cover the toilet for extra seating when not in use.
     

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  2. ComfortZone

    ComfortZone Member

    the 2nd project will be the windlass...I will be installing the lewmar 1000 with helm and foot controls at the bow...with this particular forward deck and anchor locker I will need to build a step up and pulpit for the windlass to be mounted to, and build a hawspipe into the step/pulpit...I will also be moving the hawspipe/hole for rode further aft as that is the deepest part of the anchor locker...this is neccessary to maximize the drop for the rode and minimize rode bunching and tangling...will be calling on Finished buisiness for his fabrication skills on this project!!haha

    I know the 1000 is overkill for a 3500# boat, but im making a point of worry free operation and longevity of equiptment on this boat...
     

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  3. ComfortZone

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    another small procect is to finish off the propane system for the olympic cabin heater, mounted forward under captains seat foot rest...will be using 5lb tank a quick connect hose from tank to a bulkhead mounted regulator and pressure gauge. All will be installed in the vented propane locker under the rear helm...
     

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  4. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    That is a pretty feature packed boat. I love the name. Those are some nice additions your going to do to her. Keep us posted.
     
  5. ComfortZone

    ComfortZone Member

    one more very simple mod, scotty locking rod holders clamped to the aft railings, this will also double as the mounts for the BBQ...
     

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  6. eaglemaniac

    eaglemaniac Well-Known Member

    That's sic CZ. Skookum Craft.
     
  7. GDW

    GDW Active Member

    Doesn't anyone else just hang their ass over the side and let er fly? It's a great way to get yourself some space in a pack of boats.
     
  8. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

    Looks like your going to be doing some camping on the water. Nice job lets see some pics when your done! Cool boat
     
  9. MRACER

    MRACER Member

    Very Cooool!
     
  10. Steelhead S2

    Steelhead S2 Active Member

    Love this boat!
     
  11. ComfortZone

    ComfortZone Member

    thanks for all the comments!!

    yes, that is exactly the plan...I do alot of anchoring/overnighting so the head w/ holding tank is required by law, not to mention makes things more comfortable, and keeps the GF onboard
     
  12. ComfortZone

    ComfortZone Member

    some progress made today, disassebled starboard galley cabinets and floor... more thinking, planing and measuring than any real work.

    mocked up mounts for the holding tank, mocked up toilet, built the folding bench and frame...alot of the wood I reused from the cabinet I disassembled, reused the teak in the most visable areas but not sure I like the mix match wood on the frame, that all may be getting a coat of paint...the ply wood used for the bench seat will be sealed in epoxy and painted..

    the half wall is part of the cabinet that I left in its original location, Again it was finished recycling the original teak trim off the counter top...I was going to cut it down but found it provided a bit of privacy, and while sitting on the bench acts as an arm rest...plus I didnt need to relocate the speaker, just installed it facing back instead of forward
     

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  13. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    ComfortZone PM sent
     
  14. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    Here's those Pics
     

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  15. ComfortZone

    ComfortZone Member

    NICE! if I can't save/reuse the port side countertop, I will definitly look into that Arborite product...makes for a clean easy solution, thanks again
     
  16. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    Ya, it's been about 80 trips so far. I was a bit leery about how it would hold out in the back fishing area. But so far I have it has been great no marks, cleans up well and the colour matches the the boat Gelcoat well. Thinking of redoing the doghouse this year with the same stuff.
     
  17. ComfortZone

    ComfortZone Member

    some more done today...moved the sink, stove, and water tank to the port side, plumbed everything except the sink drain (need to pick up thru hull)...installed water fill deck fitting, and water vent.

    on the starboard side installed the waste pumpout deck fitting, mounted macerator pump and installed macerator discharge thru hull with seacock at the waterline.

    also hooked up the propane heater system (no pics)...what a treat that will be on the cold wet days..
     

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  18. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    It's looking good. I like the stove mount.
     
  19. Finished Business

    Finished Business Well-Known Member

    Great looking everything thus far CZ. Does the sleeping quarters have a curtain of some sort to offer privacy when sleeping with two on board, in the case that someone needs to use that newly installed head in the middle of the night? lol how bout a cabin exhaust system?

    Can't wait to see her for myself..
     
  20. lorneparker1

    lorneparker1 Banned

    you dont pee with the door open at home? Frick i do 1 and 2 without shutting the door!

    Great job by the way CZ~

    Lorne
     

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