Thursday, June 01, 2006
It fits! It fits!
The holding tank finally arrived from TekTanks this morning after weeks and weeks of waiting. Sam and Ben managed to manipulate it into the bottom of the cockpit locker and with a bit of savage chiselling (only of wood, thank goodness) it dropped snugly into place (see below).
With a bit of luck the pipework will all fit too, and by tomorrow we should have a flushable loo on board. Fingers crossed... We won't actually need it until we reach the Mediterranean but it does make the water more pleasant in the vicinity of the boat.
It isn't just luck that it fits - Sam spent days making a plywood model of the tank to fit the hole, taking its measurements and talking to TekTanks, and literally months working out plumbing and valve arrangements.