Water Off The Boat

It’s all about keeping the fresh water off the boat, as water = rot on a wooden yacht. To that end, we replaced the upper deck drain holes. Seen above is the old drain on the right and the new drain on the left. It should move a lot more water off the top deck efficiently. The old ones had a tendency to clog. If we didn’t get around to cleaning them out frequently (and really, in the middle of winter during the 7 months of pouring rain, who wants to climb up to the top deck and clear the drains?), they would end up keeping standing water on the aft upper deck area. We’ve had to fight a bit of rot there already and I know that these inadequate drains were the reason.

So now there are shiny brass bigger holes. Which makes me & KJ happy.

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  1. thunderslug
    July 28, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    Sorry parts of this are in a comment…but first….congtats!!!!! Dresses.Keep good thouht for me on the following dates, if you could: 8/4 (pre-op exam), 8/23 (left cataract comes out) 9/13(?) right one outBlind sucks. Happy good. You get the second half. 😉

  2. Jonathon S.
    July 20, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    Good move identifying the problem and then doing something about it. Keep us updated on how it works out!

  3. rob
    July 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    Nice job! way to go.:o))