4 of 4 Other things on the 'to do/learn' list 1) to walk the anchor chain/line out to see how much there is, and if it's marked at regular intervals - won't do that until I can look in the anchor locker (guess it's forward of the bulkhead in the V berth). 2) Make sure I understand all the parts and then fire up the tender that came with the boat. Glanced at the engine manual while I was digging paperwork out of the utility room last time we were down.
Hope that helps ... those are the simple ones that are fairly easy to explain. Fuel lines, sea water for cooling and exhaust are a bit of a pain to get to - I'm using hose tags, or just writing on the hoses themselves what system they are and the direction of flow.
3 of 4 (thought it would fit in three) Important safety note here - seems on the 2000 (at least as shown in the manual) the potable water intake is on the lower step and the black water pump out connection is on the upper step.
Forward engine room, just starboard of centerline is the hull valve and pump for the air conditioners. Forward AC unit, easy to see by removing the ventilation grate on the inboard side of the galley sink/drawers unit. Not as easy to get to if I ever need to work on it.
Still haven't gotten under the bed in either stateroom. Will tackle that once the weather gets cooler. Even with the AC's on, I can work up a sweat crawling around in the bilges.
2 of 3 The aft head has even a short 'run' to it's vacuum generator. It's located in far starboard corner of the 'aft engine room' - the area behind the two pull out panels on the aft bulkhead of the aft stateroom. This aft engine room is a great place for storage - the owners before us mounted a nice elastic netting system to hold big Tupperware bins. Spare parts holders. Good for things you want to have on board, but probably don't need to get at really quickly.
The aft engine room also has the intake for the potable water (coming from the second step of the transom ladder) and the outward flowing connection(s) for the black water tank. I have a macerator pump so there is a Y value that can direct the black water down and out a through hull, or up to the connection on the first step of the transom ladder. QUICK NOTE HERE. I've never been able to find an owner's manual for the 1999, but I do have a 2000.
1 of 3 First 'big' boat for us too. Had a bow rider back in my younger days, and helped 'train' a few people on their bow riders over the years.
The easiest traces for me so far were the shower sumps. Also my first 'repair' was replacing the aft sump's pump when it overflowed as I took my first shower in the aft head. Very easy to access through the lift out deck panel that's just forward of the aft cabin's bunk. The top on the sump wasn't screwed on and the water just overflowed into the bilge and the bilge pump sent it on it's merry way.
Just to port off the centerline in the utility room (the area under the stairs between the galley and the dinette) is the forward shower sump. No issues there yet. Also a bilge pump here. The vacuum generator for the forward head is here too and it's easy to trace the line back to the head. Also here is the raw water pump for the wash down system. Best to keep the sea cock closed on that one unless you're planning on using it.
Nice to hear from another 4100 SCA owner! Yep, I bought her in June and keeping her about 1 1/2 hours from until retirement comes. Basically, my summer home for now. I am keeping a blog, of sorts, on Facebook. Look up, "MY Happiness" if your interested. If you wouldn't mind sharing what you have traced out that would be awesome! This is actually my first boat, that is why I wanted it a few years before retirement.
Haven't seen very many 4100 SCA owners on the forum, let alone e 1999 models.
I think we're at about the same stage of ownership. We're retiring and moving down to our home in FL for good in October. Bought the boat back in March and have only had it out a few times when we're down there for vacation.
I've traced out most of he easy to access systems and will attack the under bed ones once the weather cools down a bit. While we're not going to be Loopers, we certainly share your future plans of headed out to the islands-after a few years of more local training.