Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Heart of the Heroine

Now that the main engine has been installed, along with the generator, the exhaust sytems and cooling systems are going in. The exhaust for both must go up all the way to the top of the boat, and out through the chimney, or perhaps "funnel", at the top of the wheel-house. The Caterpillar is a bit of a beast so the exhaust is pretty massive. The picture on the left shows the exhaust turning to go up through the main deck, and the other picture shows both the Caterpillar exhaust and the generator exhaust emerging from the engine room. This will all be boxed in with steel and on the right of the arrangement will be a separate steel conduit for cabling including morse cabling for throttle controls etc. No fly-by-wire for us!

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