Date: 21 August 2014. Room for Improvement.
I suspect it is worse for me than
many other boaters. You see, I have got this website thing, and
whenever I see pictures of other people's bilges, they are pristine.
Everything is freshly painted with no grime. The engine rooms are
simply beautiful with all items on their own specially designed shelves
or racks. Labels
too -- cannot forget them!
This is the well-organized engine
room of Lily Maria, a Thompson44. Everything is
labeled, and she has standing headroom too. It is fabulous and a
tribute to her owners.
Then there's the bilge of Seaweed. She
is not any of those things.
On the other hand, I have worked on
many boats and in a lot of bilges. Being
petite (5' tall) means I've been in those lazerettes unfit for humans.
most, excluding the yachting crowd, are very similar to mine.
Still, it is with a level of trepidation that I post the nether
regions of Seaweed.
Life afloat is great and even when
things go belly up, I continue to be happy here aboard my Seaweed. Truly
I am fortunate.
And the bilge, power cords, dock
lines, dinghy, et al? Well, there is plenty of room for improvement.
How does your engine room look?
Are you inspired as I am when you see a great one like Lily Maria's?
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