Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It Stinks. It Stinks Really Bad.

...I said to the sink.
(Sorry Tug Boat Captains...I don't really even know what this means-ha!)
Staying on top of boat maintenance is a pretty clutch duty. Wait too long and your stuck with something broken that may or may not be important and for which you may or may not have a spare for. If it is important and you don't have a spare, morale can quickly take a hit....I hate that!

So we try hard to stay on top of our maintenance. But sometimes we (I) slip up. Like just recently when we started noticing "this smell". It started out sporadically and became more frequent but I largely continued to ignore it (for shame!). That is until I heard the "glug glug". Yeah, I'm talking about the sink drain and whatever crawled in there and died.
The solution. I love an easy fix.

I know I've read from The Boat Galley that you should dump boiling water down the drain at least every month to help keep the small line clear and odor free, but I just kept thinking....well, I'm not sure what I was thinking. Because after just over two months of cruising it was a problem. Luckily, all I had to do was boil some water and dump it down each drain.
The culprit

There is plenty of  vital equipment that requires important, regular maintenance without exception but, take my word for it, even small and seemingly unimportant items like the sink just may bring a tear to your eye and a fresh wave of nausea to your stomach if left ignored. You have been warned.

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