Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 28, 2016 diesel clean up continues

We continued to clean the bilge.  Dave had been wanting to empty some water out of our water heater tank to check the zinc.  So he did that to let some water into the bilge along with dawn soap.  We also took up the floor boards in the galley to clean the area that the fuel ran through to get to the bilge.  Doesn’t hurt to clean this area anyway.  Lots of gunk falls through the cracks in the floor boards, especially in the galley.  And any food debris will attract insects and “varmints”. 

We didn't want to run the diesel fuel through our bilge pump.  And we didn’t want diesel in our shop vac.  So we were using fuel “diapers” to soak up the fuel/water and taking it overboard in buckets.   We store several things in the bilge inside plastic totes.  So everyone of those had to be cleaned, too. 

In the afternoon, we took a break for fresh air and sat in the shade by the shower/laundry area.  Always interesting to meet and visit with other boaters. 

time for some new work shorts

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