Thursday, 18 August 2016

Dry Delight

Us boaters can be a funny old lot, the simplest of things can make us the happiest of beings.

Take for example dry bilges. Doesn't sound a lot does it? But the water should be on the outside of the boat, not on the inside, right?

Over the last few years we have been plagued with a series of water leaks from the raw water system, the domestic clean water system and the grey water, or shower/sink water system. All of which have conspired against us and led to some degree of water needing removing from the bilges on a fairly regular basis. I hate wet bilges!

So far this year, (and I should say that I am crossing my fingers here), our bilges have remained bone dry. We fixed a series of leaks and refurbished the raw water pump over the winter months and thus far the bilges have stayed dry. A result to say the least.

With not a whole lot longer left of the 2016 cruising season we are starting to look ahead to the jobs that need doing during this winters period ashore. Hopefully fixing plumbing leaks won't be on that list for this year and hopefully nor will removing bilge water!

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