Although this is an older post I thought I would add my recent experience with our saloon floor. On our pre purchase survey
we were aware that a rotten floor in the Saloon of a 410 was on the cards. This was one of the very first things we looked at and sure enough we found the floor rottted near the sliding door. As part of the pre purchase agreement it was agreed for the seller to repair/replace the rotten section.
When the repair work was commenced it was found that the damage was far more extensive and would require much of the floor to be pulled up. The old floor was marine
ply with a laminex finish of holley and teak.
Our repair consisted of replacing the rotted marine ply and then a product called vinyl teak boat floor from Lonseal. Any one who has come on board is astounded that it is vinyl. We love it. Its great underfoot and easy to clean and relatively cheap
One thing that cheesed off was that I told the seller that the most likely cause would be from moisture from the fridge/freezer. I found out they made no effort to locate the cause of the leak.
Well today I thought I would do some of my own investigation based on the information found on this site. There is a drain hole in the bottom left hand corner of the fridge and after pulling the compressor
away from it current
position under the front saloon seating I was able to fell that there was a pipe end under the fridge but no pipe.
I started looking at all the cupboards adjacent to the fridge freezer
and located a gate valve in a walkway cabinet behind the stove. There was a white pipe attached and the gate valve was marked fridge drain. By twisting my body in very unnatural ways in the saloon cupboard I saw that the drain pipe had come off the fridge drain. Let me tell that was the easy part.
I am going to start calling myself the human pretzel having gone through every possible combination of body actions to get the pipe back on the drain spiggot. In the end I had to cut away a very small portion of the lower foam insulation
to allow enough room to place to allow view the pipe as I was attempting to get it on the spiggot. Then while working upside down and sideways and a slight lean to the left my glasses kept on drooping over my head
making it impossible for me to see line up my screwdriver with the head
of the locking clamp. In a stroke of genious I had my wife wrapp some masking tape over the top of my head, across my glass's, then under my chin and back over my head several times. Then back into my unatural upside down position and "wallah" I could see what I was doing and two minutes later - job done, tested with water drainage system now back in full operation.
It appears that the pipe to the fridge had been off for some time. At least I know the job has now been done properly and I know one more thing about my boat. By the way, anyone know a good chiropracter
Greg and Sue