Category: Bilge

Forward Bilge Pump Testing

The most common defense against a sinking boat is a bilge pump. Should you get a hole in your boat, or experience a failed underwater thru-hull, the first thing to do is pump out more water than that which is…

Towards a More Healthier Color

Spent the weekend finishing up the sub-floor in the forward salon. Got the pads that will support the floorboards all level and flush. Also took to the bilge with some paint. Including the forward tank compartments.   Took final tank…

Bilges are Done!

This weekend I removed the main salon temporary floors, to get down in the bilge to finish the glasswork. Recall that, with the keel repair a year ago, the plywood/fiberglass atop the bilge had to be removed. To reseal it,…

Smooth Bilges

Well, my wife said she wanted “smooth bilges”. Why? “Because they are easier to clean!” So, there, you heard it! She volunteered to clean the bilges! When we last left the bilges, it was after the keel repair (84 gallons…