The Boat the Internet build is alive and well and continues to grew. Over the past couple of weeks we have hosted an nuclear engineer, an architect, and a machinist. Each with a variety of other skills, interest and hobbies, and each with invaluable experiences and insight to share. Talk around the dinner table invariably ranges across the a diversity of fields; art, philosophy, conspiracies, religion, science, and ultimately solving a sailboat problem.
A sliding door track for the pilothouse doors that includes a rounded top door came from Greg, the architect, of Greg’s Garage
The companionway elevator track idea came from Neil the machinist.
And Bill the nuclear engineer and I worked through various ways to power auxiliary equipment from the 70 HP John Deere diesel engine currently in our air compressor and we finally settled on a hydraulic pump and motors as it lets us located the generator, pump, and compressor anywhere we like in the engine room.