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Corrosion

Perhaps one of the most frustrating parts of living on a boat in salt water is the constant and continual corrosion. I am working on new lights for the aft head. I sat on the 6 month old toilet seat (the head for the salty) and it went flying off (as did I.) Further investigation showed that the bolts that hold the toilet seat to the; bowl have rusted thru. Then I went out to hook up the propane heater. All went well until I tried to open the secondary valve. It was frozen shut. UggggghhhhhhhhhFair winds and following seas.

Kitty Proofing

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XO the Wonder Cat, like many of his species, goes into high speed overdrive every once in a while. He runs from stem to stern, bounces off the walls, jumps on me, and in general acts like he is going crazy. When in port he is on a leash so that he does not wander. In both cases he has a tendency to trip or turn on the emergency bilge switch circuit breaker and selection switch. My project today was to put covers over the two switches so that I could still operate them but they would be less vulnerable to "kitty frenzy." The result is in the picture at the left.

Fair winds and following seas.