Penny’s new fridge

May 27, 2015

Penny was commissioned in 1977. She is an old gal but in remarkably good shape for her age, though some of her joints are getting creaky. One of them is her fridge (which I am not convinced is original). The fridge that came with the boat was an older Norcold model. A few month after

Installing a shower check valve

May 22, 2015

When using the shower the water drains down into a holding tank. Inside that holding tank is a bilge pump that has an internal floater which detects water to activate the pump. From the pump there is a six foot rise and a seven foot run to the outlet. Some bilge pumps are not powerful

Head wall modifications

May 4, 2015

A couple owners ago Penny was a liveaboard by a retired couple. They made some great modifications to the boat however for taller individuals not all were ideal. In the head was placed a light bar similar to the kind you find in a house bathroom. Exactly the same as the house I grew up

Ghost leak in the water system annihilated

November 30, 2014

When you live on a boat finding ways to conserve water becomes almost an obsession. I do not have the luxury of a fat pipe of water coming off the city line giving me a constant supply, instead I have a tank that sits beneath my floor (two in fact). The level has to be

Penny’s new oven!

November 23, 2014

When I bought Penny she came with an alcohol stove and with a microwave beneath. No oven at all. Thing is I have not had a microwave in any of my apartments since 2009 when I left university. Even at university I only remember the majority of my use of the microwave being to thaw