So I haven’t updated for a while, and the reason for that is that I got onto the ‘Cleaning’ part of the project.
I’m really bad at cleaning, so ‘cleaning’ meant ‘do 5 minutes of scrubbing and then take a well earned 45min break and dick around on phone’ so it’s taken me almost 10 days to get anywhere.
However, the V Berth is almost completely clean, and I’ve started on the bathroom area.
There are a lot of gross hoses, both in the cabinet area
and under the sink
so first order of business was to pull all of them out. I noted down the lengths and diameters of them and then yanked them
The hoses I removed were
– Starboard Water tank fill
– Vent for same
– Shower sump bilge pump
– Vent hose for old holding tank
While I was there I also decided to remove the piping that leads to the shower and the sink as well.
On the reverse of the shower controls I found
Not nice. That weird leaking stuff is caused by this – rusted out washers. No idea why someone thought putting iron washers was a good idea on a shower
Interestingly, the shower sump routes THROUGH the battery compartment, complete with a connector in the middle of the hose, awesome.
So I will have to find a better way to do that.
I decided to finally ditch all the old piping I pulled out last month as well – I’ve just gonna plumb everything from scratch I’ve decided.
Here is everything I’ve pulled out so far.
And to finish, here are some cool tubeworms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canalipalpata) that grow on my dock