Posts Tagged with ‘The Head’
08 Apr 2012
**Check out this recent install and review of a months usage here on our friends Adam and Jess’s blog
Cruising Volare -Airhead Composting Toilet install and review
The weather today was wonderful! We were so lucky to have two full days of good weather to work on the boat. Even the Easter Bunny hopped down our pier to make his delivery.
Ok, maybe bunnies don’t like water, but our good friend Michele does and she came bearing candy. We had another productive on the boat crossing a f […]
18 Mar 2012
I woke up so late this morning. Dani let me sleep in. I was sunburned pretty badly yesterday and guess I didn’t sleep well last night. It was like clawing out from under a pile of sand to wake up. But once I was up and moving, it was time for the final round with this vent. Today was the day.
Yesterday we taped off the underside of giant hole we’d left in the deck.
We started today by using thickened epoxy to make a fillet around the bottom of our duct tape. I was hopi […]
17 Mar 2012
So I know everyone is expecting and wanting more 12v madness. Well let me get it out the way up front; this blog post will disappoint you. After witnessing the collective whip cracking in the comment section last week about how I should be getting back to work on the project I was gung ho to make more progress.
Fate dealt me a cold card though, and my battery box is not in hand yet so I decided I wouldn’t try to force work on something that I could touch and feel. Instead we’d […]
20 Dec 2011
For the first time in a long time, I’m taking an extended vacation. I had 2 weeks of time left I HAD to take off of work or I’d lose it, so I took the final two weeks of the year off. Its the first time in over a year and a half I’ve taking more than 2 days in a row off.
I resolved that I’d make good use of this time and spend it doing things like lounging around in my pajamas, reading books, having a rum at like 2pm. Maybe I could even raid the multihull forums on […]
02 Dec 2011
Not that kind of crappy. It was a NEW TOILET DAY. Our Christmas gift finally arrived after a long and dark affair involving Fedex.
You see, the head was shipped via Fedex which then decided they couldn’t deliver it to us because they didn’t have an apartment number. (which we don’t have). I found this out by getting a post card in the mail from Fedex, to our address, telling us they couldn’t deliver it. Now how in the hell did they figure sending a post card t […]
16 Nov 2011
So Christmas is around the corner apparently..about a month after Thanksgiving, which seemed to show up early this year as it is arriving next week! Tate as wonderful as he is asked me what I would like for Christmas. I gave it some thought and said Boat Shoes..yeah I could really use some boat shoes. Typically I just wear my crocs, tennis, or water type mesh shoes on the boat. I have seen however the trendy Sperry TopSider:
“Boat Shoe”.. I always thought they looked nice a […]
29 Oct 2011
Today we had another lazy morning of eggs, bacon and coffee. Around 2pm we decided we’d head out to the boat and hopefully get to sail. We grabbed the two 5 gallon diesel jugs, some ice and headed to the lakefront to check out the waves.
Ummm..yeah, those waves are big. A cold front came through this weekend and brought lots of wind with it. These waves look like the waves we battled when we were “defeated” back in April.. http://sundownersailsagain.com/2011/05/01/defeat […]
12 Aug 2011
Since we have been in a holding pattern waiting on some more parts, we haven’t really been doing much at the boat for the past couple of days. We finally got bored sitting around and decided to go put in a few hours working on the seacocks and the head.
I had found only one truly seized seacock. It was the outlet seacock for the head. Our seacocks are the old style Groco cones. They look like this.
Its essentially just a valve. The way it works is this… The yellow handl […]
26 Apr 2011
As we near the start of our first major phase of the refit, Danielle and I have been furiously doing our homework on what we need to order to make this thing successful. One of the major projects we knew that we would face in the initial drydocking would be the replacement of the old leaking fuel tanks.
Luckily a source still exists for these tanks via Worldcruiser Yacht Co which is run by the Bud Taplin who was the GM of the Westsail corp and probably oversaw the building of Sundowner. We w […]