The Inner Workings
30 November 2011 | Slip 40
Last night, I spent another evening on the boat. I pulled up the cabin sole and vacuumed and cleaned the bilge from stem nearly to stern. I found no evidence of any new leaking fuel in the sump. But, in spite of my efforts, I didn't find any obvious source. However, there's a sense of satisfaction in knowing that as I go through this process, I'm cleaning up all traces of dirt and residue. Everything on a boat should be "ship shape," even in the darkest nooks and crannies.
I sometimes wonder: will I ever really understand all the working pieces of this boat? Will she ever be ready for extended passages on the open ocean? I just have to remember: it's getting a little bit better, day by day, bit by bit.
The new isolation transformer and ELCI are on the boat, as are the new AC and DC circuit panels. Electrical Dave is set to start the installation today. And Clint will be doing the final install on the Airhead. He's been waiting for a break in the rain so he can cut a hole in the cabin roof and install the small fan that vents the Airhead.