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RL28 bathroom layout
Hi RL owners, I,m doing up an RL28 and would like to know the layout of the vanity, toilet, shower and mirror and what type of pump is used to pump out the shower water, if anyone
can help would be appreciated.
Phil Jordan5-Jul-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL28 bathroom layout
I would also like to find out about the original plumbing ideas. I have a drain in the 'head' area which seems to go to the bilge, I also have a skin fitting in the wet locker which looks like it came from the bilge area. I have a switch panel saying shower pump but nothing is connected to it.
So far I am using a solar shower with an extended supply hose through the front hatch and draining into the bilge (I think), not an ideal situation as soapy water can get a bit smelly.
I would love to find out the original plan for this area if there was one, so that I can continue to improve and restore my boat.
Cheers,
Martyn
martyn9-Jul-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL28 bathroom layout
Hi Martyn, So far have toilet in ,not connected. Have worked out all Skin fittings and have vanity in. the shower power on ours runs through keel to front watertank where I have fitted a pressure pump for vanity and shower. Skin fitting in wardrobe just below water deck inlet I have connected to vent of tank. Vanity installed. worried about shower outlet and vanity outlet as not far above waterline when boat heels over.
Phil17-Jul-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL28 bathroom layout
Phil,
I had the shower drain straight into the bilge and an auto bilge pump to pump it out via the hanging locker, similar to Martyn's arrangement. With a small bilge such as in the RL28, I don't see what the difference is between draining into a shower drain or draining straight into the bilge. Besides, if draining into the bilge, this checks the operation of the bilge pump regularly, and you have the hand pump as a backup should the electric one fail.
By rights, you should have a valve on any thru hole; a plastic ball valve is all you need for an above-waterline outlet such as from the basin. I had my bilge pump outlet at deck height so that there would be no back-syphoning if the boat was heeled. This might leave some marks down the hull that need to be wiped clean occasionally but no big deal. I didn't have a valve on it but probably should have. The valve would be normally left open so that, if a leak started, the auto bilge pump would be able to pump out, but in some extreme circumstance such as the boat on its side, the valve could be closed to prevent sinking.

Keith Merkley17-Jul-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL28 bathroom layout
G'day fellow lucky RL28 owners. I too have to fit out my b'room and am yhinking of on of these
http://www.abetterwaytogo.com.au/product-categories/waterless-toilets/airhead.aspx?lv.crumb=71188#
If you go to the other composting toilet page there is a kit available to make you own for around $200. Also clips on u-tube.
What do you think??
Cheers John
John Lloyd19-Jul-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL28 bathroom layout
Hi Keith,
Yea I think I will fit the ball valve you suggested to any low outflows,does your shower just go into hull in area next to front water tank, will that run into bilge, my bilge pump in cockpit under seat. Have now fitted retractable hand shower and vanity adj toilet on back wall of lounge. cheers phil

Phil22-Jul-2015    Edit    Delete 

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