We have slowly been making to boat more to our liking. Getting new rugs, changing out window coverings, reconfiguring cabinets, and the likes. A slow process as we have to figure out what to change, and also find and buy the parts. This is harder on a boat when you are moving. IF, you have transpo to the appropriate store, and there IS a store where you are, then you may be in luck. If not, shop, consider, buy on line and have shipped to a marina once you know where you will be. This can be weeks from knowing want you want to getting it. Patience is the name of the game.
We still have more to do here, but we have MUCH better coverings in the staterooms and heads. The heads has these likely original curtains that are somewhat sailboat style in reds, stripes and… well, for the ones in the guest head, not the same length.
We are much happier with these. We still need to address the salon curtains that are not the same length. A work in progress.
Maximizing Galley Space
We have several cabinets in the galley that were just not working well. One is under-cabinet storage in a “bar” area. Lots of wasted space. We have worked for weeks to get slide out shelves to fill this space. The first shipment, they sent single height, not doubles. So frustrating.
Baskets and boxes. Storage on the boat is much better with smaller containers containing whatever it may be. It keeps things from sliding around so much. Cardboard? No good as you get to warmer environs, cockroaches love living in the boxes. It can be a challenge finding the right size box for a space. Luckily the boat came with many.
Travel in the Age of Covid
So, that is Boat (House) projects for now. I’ll close with a non-related pic to this topic, but one I love. Returning to the boat in our Uber while in Wilmington, NC, the driver showed up with this set of protections. The car was clean and tidy. There were water bottles for us in the back, and all the niceties of the best drivers. But, this guy wanted to protect himself and us.