Things I hate about my boat. Quite a bit.
1) V-berths are idiotic, uncomfortable, hard to get in and out of, difficult to have sheets
for and are a pain in the butt to make tidy. The only merit they have is that they are out of the way and don't need to be re-converted every night and morning. In my last boat – granted I singlehanded – I rebuilt the forward cabin
, so I had a full width, comfortable single
berth on one side and a proper wardrobe on the other with ample space.
2) This is my third boat with an inboard Diesel
, and none of them had a sensible fuel
gauge, like the cheapest automobile has. Why do I have to guess and book-keep to estimate how much fuel
I have, instead of simply glancing at a gauge? Rocket science?
3) Do all sinks on modest-size boats have to be tucked half under the deck
4) Why do boat engines have to make such a big deal of starting? In my car Diesel
I just have to turn the key for instant response even in mid-Winter.
5) And, of course, there are the apparently inevitable deck leaks