The facts about hull strength for Westsail boats are blown out of all proportion in my view. One of the benefits of owning a Westsail is that the hull thickness is supposed to range between half and a full inch. I am closing out 2 thruhulls on my boat from an old marine air conditioning unit that are above and below the water line so I can see quite clearly what the thickness truly is. Each are about half an inch thick and this one in the photo is THREE feet below the water line.
Most boats these days are built with plastic fittings for their thruhulls like these ones I am taking out.
In preparation for replacing the water tanks, I emptied the one that was not leaking with a 12 volt hose down pump.
Finally, I wanted to show you some of the wire markers that I use to label all the new wires during all the rewiring I have been doing.
After installing the new propane switch, it is so much easier to use so I am trying to ditch the microwave. Each time I make a cup of tea or boil vegetables and so on, I use the stove. I haven't dumped the microwave yet, but it's days are numbered. One it is taking up precious real estate in an already cramped galley and two, I don't plan on towing an extension cord whenever I sail.