Saturday, July 19, 2014

"How Do You Eat An Elephant?"

I saw a question on the web this past week that made me think about refitting a boat. The question was, "How do you eat an elephant?" The answer, "One bite at a time." It reminded me of refitting a boat because, in my case, it's a BIG ELEPHANT!

While preparing to refit/rework/make useable the galley, I stepped back on the grate that sits beneath the companionway ladder, (I had moved the ladder), and the wood offsets that hold the grate in place gave way. Upon closer inspection, I realized I had some rotten wood on the plywood sole. 

"One bite at a time." I stopped the galley project to repair the offsets and ended up ripping out all the old flooring down to the plywood to determine the extent of the damage. Fortunately, the damage was limited to the companionway area and I was able to temporarily repair the area and will finish it next week with penetrating epoxy I'll order from Jamestown Distributors.

Today, "
One bite at a time..." - Back to the galley.  

This elephant is pretty big!

Fair seas and God bless!


  1. Bigger sink or same one?

    It's good you moved it closer to the steps and away from the hull. Easier to access without having to stretch over to it. The curve of the hull right there would make it a bit awkward.

    Nice tile too.

    1. Same sink, new drain.

      Not sure why it was placed where it was but I thought I and my back would fare better if it were closer to the ladder.

      Thanks about the tile... it was on sale. Watching those pennies.

      Looks like you're staring a big refit? Looking forward to following it.

    2. Thanks. Mine will take a while... as funds are available so I'll get to know her better ;-)