The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.11.19 - Mounting the Heater

If you have been following along with the recent progress, specifically yesterday's log, you will not be surprised to hear that the first task of the day was to mount the heater. I was dismounted from it's temporary frame and offered up to the frame in the cabin. Adjustments were made and the heater mounted in the correct position.

This is all that is left of the charcoal that I burned yesterday. I like lump wood charcoal!

The heater mounted on the cabin frame.

The distance to the cabin side is 80mm. Time will tell if that is too close. There is plenty of space under the heater to removed the ash tray and to put something under it to catch any ash falling from the fire chamber when the tray has been removed. There is also enough space to put charcoal in at the top!

The mount from the other side looking aft. You can see that the frame is on the "wrong" side of the heater mounting legs. This is to give as much room to the galley as possible. The heater has been mounted with screws. I expect that they will be sufficient but I will replace them with stainless steel bolts which I will buy next week.

And the problem with the heater mounted as it is. The flue will not screw into the heater. I'll try mounting the heater with the screws in from the aft instead from forward and see if that extra inch will all of the flue to be fitter.

But after tea-break and I have to check the laundry.