as part of our on going upgrades to Sunshine we have removed one of the toilets in the starboard forward berth (boat was 4 head
version) to be replaced with a washing
machine. I figure if we cant get by with three heads I have a serious stomach issue
I thought removing the toilet would be a relatively simple job, silly me
. When I went to remove the bolts holding the base the only thing that occurred was the bolt heads just revolved around and around and showed no signs of being extracted. It appears that the look was put in place as part of the internal lining and you are not able to get to the securing bolts. What a totally stupid design
. I had two choices. cut a hole to the side front moulding and hope I could access the nuts through the newly cut access hole, then replace the hole with a waterproof inspection
plate OR just get my old trusty angle grinder out and cut the bolts off at the moulded level. The angle grinder won out and a vey short time later the bolts were gone and could be pushed through the moulded base. The washing
machine will now fit nicely in the space.
Has anyone else had this issue and if so how did they manage it. I have no doubt sometime in the future I will have to replace one of the heads and it would be nice to do if there is a simpler method.
Greg and Sue