2600Hrs – Sink In Feeling
First job today was to get the sink in. I spent some time making sure it sat correctly on the bearers particularly in the middle as it has a water outlet on the drainer so I wanted to make sure the water would flow towards it, well at least when the boat is sitting gently at anchor anyway !
Once I was happy I mixed up some thick epoxy and bedded it down. I’ve used clamps, wedges and a big weight to make sure it sits down properly and I’ll finish off with some white silicone afterwards.
Thanks to Jon for his questions about the water system. The two taps are for fresh and salt, I opted for handpumps for a few reasons, firstly they’ll help save water because a pressurised system makes it all too easy to be wasteful and secondly simplicity, a pressurised system uses power and will require more maintenance. There’s no hot water system because without an inboard engine it’s again costly and complicated and anyway the kettle is near at hand!
I would very much have liked a watermaker but I simply can’t afford it. A decent one runs into several thousand pounds so it’ll have to remain on the wish list for now.
After getting the sink in place I went back to the paint brush putting a coat of primer on the water tank floor and then rubbing down and painting the lashing strake spacer blocks with a first coat of primrose to match the hull.