Folks I kid you not, the day after we arrived in Boston my oven crapped the bed. The front burner on the electric stove only has one setting- Super hot. It sparks when you turn it on. The dishwasher throws the plastic cups and tuper-ware around in the tub. When the cycle is complete, half of them need to be re-washed because they are filled with dirty water. I’m not sure why they placed the dishwasher under the electric stove on these boats, but it seems crazy to me. The microwave takes 3 times the amount of time to heat then it should. The freezer gets tempermental every now and again and thaws all of the frozen foods, despite the fact that I dropped $350 in repairs before we left Alabama. I am ready to make some changes to this galley. I am completely uninspired to cook anything.
I have already begun to bring the new appliances aboard. The davit was a huge help with that.
The carpet in here is horrible. We clean and clean, but it will be impossible to completely get rid of the stale musty odors until I dump this carpet. I have never been a fan of carpet anyhow, just for this reason. It gets dirty too easily, is difficult to clean, throws dust particles around and holds odors. I cannot wait to tear it all up. My uncle came by and helped me rip out the carpet in the salon. What a great feeling that was. It made a huge difference in the smell.
Two of the heads will also get a facelift.
This is going to be both interesting and challenging for me. I have renovated many many homes, but I have never renovated a boat. I know that I am going to have some things to learn in this process and hopefully will not make many costly mistakes.
Some of this refit (renovation) will happen now and unfortunately for me, some things will have to wait a couple of months. My favorite carpenter is out of town.
I have a bunch of stuff to figure out, but I am excited, anxious and touch bit nervous to get rolling. I do plan to document the process. If you’re out there in blogland and have a good idea or notice something that I am doing incorrectly, stupidly or simply know a better way. Please let me know. I welcome feedback.
Let the refit begin…