www.svbeatrix.com — The website of the Sailing Vessel Beatrix, Kelly-Peterson 44 #276 (1980).

The waterlift (shown at left) is installed in the port slot between the plywood tank facing and the stringer, just forward of the cockpit drain throughull.  Note aluminum reinforced stringer.  Note exhaust temperature sensor.  The riser (shown at right) was custom made to fit by a marine exhaust specialist and the jacket also made to order.  The small water line coming off the left side of the exhaust water outlet provides positive water flow to the PSS shaft seal.

Photo 1.  shows (moving clockwise from the lower left corner(: new starting battery, cooling system header tank, fire extinguisher, room light, fuel control system with cover off, the small Racor, the large Racor,   In the center, left to right, is the Perkins 4-154 Iron Genoa, the exhaust water injection hose (before installation of Vetus "Air Vent H"), and the jacketed stainless exhaust riser feeding into the Vetus waterlift.


On all the hose fittings for the exhaust I am using T-bolt Band Clamps which are far superior to hose clamps.  I use these for all exhaust fittings and critical below-the-waterline applications such as clamping hoses to through-hull fittings.  I double clamp where possible.

Vetus Type LSG Waterlift: Specifications
  • Capacity : 4 1/2 gallons
  • Hose connection : 2 3/8", 3" and 3 1/2"
  • Internal check valve 
  • Inlet/outlet rotates through 360

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The contents of this page are an example of a refitting job performed on a single vessel by its owner.  Just because I put it here for your interest and information does not guarantee it will work on your boat, or work at all. Fair winds & smooth sailing. -- Jeff Stander


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