Showers? Not so fast…

If its not raining its pouring, and on a boat that means something that shouldn’t be getting wet is.  Finally able to enjoy a hot shower, and we have a pretty spacious one for a boat,

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I noticed a bit of water trickling into the bilge from the shower floorpan.  Upon inspection it turns out some of the caulk is giving way.  Ok, no big deal I think.  But it seems the PO (“previous owner” or putz originale in this case) had seen the issue and used silicone to try to stop up the leaks.  Silicone on a boat is a general no-no.  Once you put it on something it makes that thing so slick that nothing else will stick to it, even more silicone caulk when the leak comes back.  The only way to remove the old silicone is to scrub, scrub, scrub, and scrub it again with nasty chemicals that help lift it up.  Even when you can’t see it, these chemicals pull more of it out of the surface somehow.  So after pulling strings of all the old stuff out and scrubbing like mad, I caulked it up anew with better boat goo and closed it all back up.  Who would have thought it would have been a whole Manhattan Project to get to the point of being able to shower in this boat?

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Now, hopefully, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

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