First thing was to figure out how to drain the water. Many boats will allow the shower water to enter the bilge and then pump out. However the Macgregor bilge is in multiple pockets. So I decided to add a through floor drain into a pan and pump out from there.
|Surprise!! Wood core in head floor. Will need to seal that.|
Plan was to use this all in one unit as the shower sump but the inlet was higher than the head floor so the water would not drain completely.
|Using this would put drain hose nearly on bottom of boat bilge.|
Plan B: use a swallow storage box and cut to fit under head floor. Then mount a bilge pump inside the box. (Found this idea on MacGregor sailors site.)
Could not find a 1" y-pipe to tap into the sink drain and the bilge pump had a 3/4 output. So more holes 😬
I bought a propane powered water heater and plan to install on inside of head door and use a 1 lb propane bottle. The Idea is to open door during use and allow heat to exit through the companionway opening. We would use a shower curtain to contain water inside of the head. Will show you next posting when I finish.
|Boat always becomes a mess when mods are done.|