Ah, the joys of an old boat!
In testing the now cleaned-out water tank under pressure, a ‘bung’ of filler covering a previous outlet from the tank – a weak spot that’d been painted over and effectively hidden from view for years – popped out like a champagne cork, emptying gallons of water into the bilges overnight!
Happily it’s a contained bilge so the mess was easy to soak up, and a metal insert is being fabricated to weld over the weak point – we will have a watertight water system yet!
Here’s a few photos of the way other people have responded to the challenge of converting a former day boat:
(above) nb. Sparks
(above) nb. Success
(above) nb. Africa
(above) nb. Siberia
and finally (below) a true restoration… T&S Element’s ‘Coronation’