23 April 2012

Just to prove that sailing isn't all about sitting on the foredeck sipping cocktails

I spent most of last weekend upside down in a bilge cleaning out the remaining contents, after having replaced the bilge pump switch the weekend prior.

I also replaced the foot pump in the heads which had broken and torn off the bulkhead.  I'm not convinced about the fixings this time, I'll have to have another look later when I'm less tired.

I also had a rigger come out to measure and quote on a few items.  Replacing one halyard winch, cleaning and servicing two others, fitting a furler to the babystay, and replacing the guardrails.  This all just to remind me that boats are mostly about spending money.

Still, if I didn't enjoy it I wouldn't do it.