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  • #31
    Got the three holes drilled, the fittings glued in and all three ball valves installed.
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    • #32
      That's all for this weekend. Next weekend I should be able to finish the hoses and drill and install the vent fittings.
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      • #33
        Looking good!!!

        The only suggestion I'd make is: when working on boat, drink more beer!! It's almost like being out on the water!
        -Tim

        Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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        • #34
          Originally posted by CantRepeat View Post
          Looking good!!!

          The only suggestion I'd make is: when working on boat, drink more beer!! It's almost like being out on the water!
          I made sure to keep the beer drinking until after the drilling was done...

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          • #35
            I look forward to a beer or six every time I get done working on this project.

            I wasn't sure if I would start this thread, but I has been kind of fun and maybe it will help someone else in the future and I guess we need something to read in the winter.
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            • #36
              Very good choice on using the brass valve vs what mc puts on the new boats, plastic. You have more patients than I!
              -Aric

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              • #37
                I am impressed you are drilling the holes, not sure I could do it

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by uplander View Post
                  I am impressed you are drilling the holes, not sure I could do it
                  Actually it was one of the easiest parts, I used the "magnet method", a magnet on the inside and on the outside, it takes the guess work out. My daughter was a lot of help while positioning the magnets.

                  We had the three holes done in less than an hour.
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                  • #39
                    Worked on it for a few hours today. First I wanted to test the pumps to make sure they were not wired backwards.
                    Everything worked well:
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                    Last edited by Footin; 03-01-2014, 09:12 PM.
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                    • #40
                      Then I finished plumbing the thru hulls to the pumps:
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                      • #41
                        And the two rear pumps:
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                        • #42
                          Bag fits well, I used a shop vac to inflate it to measure for the fill fitting locations.
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                          • #43
                            Now for my mistake, I cut the bottom of the rear panel to allow the hose to go under it to the rear of the sac. Needless to say I cut to opening to wide. I don't like how this turned out.

                            I am going to install a 90 degree fitting after the pump so I can go straight into the sac (I will have to drill a 1 1/2 hole next to the mistake for the hose to pass thru) this is a hard place to work as the hose is not staying at the angles I need it too. I might have to sleep on this one before I start drilling and cutting again. Luckily the sac will cover the mistake.

                            It will be a large ventilation hole I guess????
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                            • #44
                              You will want the extra room for the hose, I found that once the bag is full it is putting a massive amount of force against the hose and fitting. I tried to route my hose up the side and then down to the bag. I actually cut an angle on the back panel to the get the hose higher. After I changed the angle of the hose my fill and empty time decreased.

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                              • #45
                                Good point, maybe I should leave it like it is in the picture and use a 90 into the bag?
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