What are the trade offs of insisting on watertight bulkheads in a cruising boat?
Though watertight bulkheads are arguably not imperative on a cruising boat they could give you some extra time when it really counts.
There are few things more miserable on a boat at sea than salt water below from deck leaks. And if said leaks get bad enough, they can sink you.
Colin continues in his pursuit of watertight integrity by looking at ways to waterproof deck fittings.
When John realized that the large bilge pump on Morgan’s Cloud was not really suitable, he went looking for an alternative in the commercial and industrial world and found a good solution.
Morgan’s Cloud still has the same Jabsco 36600 bilge pump that was installed when she was launched in 1986. John explains how he keeps that pump in good running order.