Re: Restoring Lively Lady II
I have been working hard recently on Lively Lady. I am in the middle of rehabbing the galley - I pulled the old plywood countertop off and really making an attempt to make it more visually pleasing and appealing for my wife.. A boat that can't hold good fresh drinking water sure makes for less comfortable weekends. So that led me to hand clean the original stainless water tank that is built into the the galley. With the tank exposed for the first time in 40 years, I began where I could - I opened up the large 12" inspection plate, gave it a kunckle busting but throrough hand wipe down as far as I could reach and then followed it up with 3 X flushed with Apple vinegar letting it sit for a couple f days each. The smell of vinegar are has nearly gone in the three additional fresh water flushes I did. I used the shop vac to completely dry it out. The water now is crystal clear with a hint of vinagar. It should pass in the months to come to be just clean and fresh. To finish that tank - I ended up sealing the inspectin plate with 4000 which is food grade safe and water tight for sure. I am happy to report the original 25 gallon stainless water tank is in great condition. I additionally ran new all new water lines lines, connected the new sink to the ballcocks I installed last summer. The nice stainless tap and stainless sink should be good for years and looks right for an old sporting weekend boat. I finally roughed in the mahogany strip planking counter top which is begging to look quite proper.
I chose not to install the fancy stainless oven/three burner CNG stove. I am instead using a stainless single burner gimbaled stove and have another 2 burner portable propane stove for additional cooking options. The forwards section on the galley has been finished deep section to accomidate the gimballed stove deep in the compartment at counter level, can hold pots, pans and a coffee maker. The area on the other side of the sink will hold a box for supplies and emergency tools. The whole forward counter top pops off giving complete access to the ballcocks and water tank in case of an emergency. It will be quite practical and match the beautiful starboard side chart table and 75 gallon ice chest.
Last edited by Ted Hoppe; 04-25-2016 at 02:40 PM.
Self-Awareness Isn't a Magic Bullet, But It Is Step One.
Politcal posts require a ugly boat photo with each comment. Hope i run out of photos before i run out of comments.