Sorry if this is in the wrong subforum. Nothing to learn here and I'm not sure if this is even interesting to read. But since I wrote it I'll just post it anyway.
Today I went back to my boat
after spending few nights on a shore. Plan was to get some work
done one electrics (installing an inverter). Maybe fix the heater
as it broke again.
I open the hatch
and i'm greeted with a familiar and very much hated smell of the head
. At first my thought is that a visitor went to use the head
just before we left the boat
and didn't flush properly. I go to check and everything is seemingly ok, except for the smell. I start to install the inverter
and everything seems to be fine. I'm just starting to think that the smell wasn't that bad and I was just imagining things. Until I open the battery
compartment and the smell becomes a whole lot worse. Fearing the worst I take a look below the floor.
****. **** everywhere. Apparently the sewage thank has a leak and had emptied itself. Also there was somewhat rough weather
on the weekend so the compartments next the sewage tank are also covered in human waste. With all the stuff I have stored there of course.
It's getting late, but I decide I'll at least start cleaning
it out... Now, I have a manual bilge pump
which doesn't pump
out to the sea, but to the cockpit
floor instead. Cockpit
drains to the sea. I figured rinsing the cockpit would be simple and then I could get back to actual cleaning
. Except that now the cockpit didn't drain didn't since the drainage pipes are clogged for some reason. So the waste water
just seems to sit there in the cockpit.
So right now I have **** inside the boat, **** in the cockpit and a broken heater
. Oh, and when I closed the door to the head, the door managed to latch itself from the inside (hook and eye type latch, i didn't know this was even possible). Unable to take it anymore I grabbed few beers and headed to the shore.
I'm now spending another night on land, almost done with my third beer
. Heading to bed
now and tomorrow I'll go back to the cleaning duty.