Originally Posted by Lynx
OK, an honest answer, please - How many people have so much stuff stuffed into there bilge that it would clog there pump quickly?
Honestly?.........I keep nothing in their that would do this.
My Father used to have a wooden boat which he kept in immaculate condition. To do so he put in hours and hours of work. But he enjoyed it, so it wasn't called "work". Unsurprisingly he was a very familiar face around the harbour, including to those he only nodded to 2 or 3 times a year.
One day he encountered one of these twice yearly "Nodding Aqaintences" who asked him "do you think you will ever fix the leak?"...........the Old Man was puzzled.........seems that over a number of years he was always seen to have his head
in the bilges often with a bucket and was presumed to be mopping up a leak.............the truth was - he was dusting the bilges
.........water in the bilges??? he was mortified at the thought
Unfortunately I never inherited his "attention to detail" on boats.