So Storm Doris hit the UK this week, I was fairly confident that the boat would be ok as the cover had stood up to pretty much everything so far this winter, on arrival all looked well, until I got inside and realised that the storm had moved the tent frame I erected causing one of the stantions to bend.
It wasn't too difficult to put it all back in place and attach the guide rope to a more substantial deck fitting that would hopefully keep it in place.
It has the standard pull out basin which is a good use of space but for some reason I have never really liked this arrangement.
The plan is to remove the sink and associated fittings, then fit a vanity type unit with a slightly smaller sink fitted with a proper tap as opposed to a foot pump and a piece of pipe!
I painted the 'back wall' and removed the hardwood flooring which is at home waiting to be sanded, along with the plinth that the old sea toilet was mounted on, this will be renewed as the old plinth had some damp as well as the hole that the foot pump was located.
I then set about removing all the various fittings, towel rail, toothbrush holder, glass holder, toilet roll holder.....the list was long. I also stripped out the old white plastic veneer sheets. This left me with the original sapele veneer with more holes than a colander!