3623Hrs – Holes, Pipes & Brassware
A tiring day today, not some much from the work but simply from the seemingly constant climbing up and down ladders and companionways. Up and down from the barn floor to the deck, up and down into the main cabins, up and down into the toilet compartment.
I saw a post on the Wharram Friends site a while back that talked about the crew of a Wharram being likened to Meercats because they would constantly pop up out of a hole, scurry across the deck and then disappear down another. Anyone watching ‘Gleda’ today would have seen a lone demented Meercat!
For all my scurrying about I don’t seem to have achieved that much. All I did was drill all the holes needed for pipework runs, put a hole through the deck for the Airhead toilet vent and one through the hull for the sink drain seacock and skin fitting. What took the time was making sure I got everything in the right place, particularly the water tank filler and breather pipes. Unlike the port side saloon where I simply ran them straight up from the tank to the deck, on the starboard side I’m running them forward into the toilet compartment first, routing them up towards the deck and then back into the main cabin to connect to the filler and breather. I’ve done this so as not to get in the way of the double berth mattress and to give a little bit more elbow room when sitting up in bed.
I also took a lot of time fitting an elbow and joining pipe to the brass seacock that connect to the sink drain. I wanted it accessible but unobtrusive and it took ages to find the right position for it.
Anyway now that all done I can finish the last bit of filleting and glassing before a big sanding job and paint.