SO - on Friday night after work, I went straight to the boat and had a bit of a tidy up - when I'm calling in during the week and doing "stuff" I tend to leave both tools and detritus everywhere.
You may recall, we still haven't got the gas connected up and I planned to work out how many of what kind of connectors will be needed to do it.
It appears the builder when requested to fit a single length of pipe from the locker to the oven, opted for 3/8ths rather than 10 mm. Which turns out to be a pain as finding the fittings is proving very difficult. NOT helped by the fact, the blooming hob is 1/2inch!😒
I've abandoned it again for now and will come back to it soon.
ANYWAY - Drainage. FOR whatever reason, when the boat builders were assembling Ellis' hull, they put a drain at the FRONT of each of the rear lockers...(I think it must have been the YTS).... as such, due to the angle the boat sits in the water they don't do their namesake. Instead, approximately an inch of water builds up and eventually I get around to mopping it out. I've managed to ignore this until I began keeping bags of coal in them... and of course now I end up with a right old mess.
My original plan HAD been to cut into the existing pipe in the engine bay and fit some kind of "T" to keep the exiting hole connected. On closer inspection in the engine bay, I discovered the steel pipe was a bit big to use any of the bits and bobs left over so I had a quick design review. The outcome being and elbow (increasing/reducing) connecting a bit of 22mm pipe with another elbow on the other end slotted over the lip and into the existing counter drain.
Alas SO far, all he's attracted is a flying rat but I'm sure "proper" birds will come...