Guess What’s Under There!

14 Nov

Look what we found under the shower…it crumbles when you touch it.

After three days of tugging and scraping, Boyd has finally lifted the base of the shower (it’s actually a small bathtub about 18 inches deep) in the master bathroom; and his first words were ‘that B*STARD’!

It appears that, sometime in the distant past, a previous owner had allowed a significant amount of water to leak onto the plywood floor below the bath.  Over time, the water has seeped further through the wood into the floor under the toilet and the sink cabinet. And, surprise, surprise, the wood has rotted out completely – it crumbled when touched.

Now, had it been our boat at the time, we would surely have dried the wood (or replaced it if necessary) as well as corrected the leak. 

What is WRONG with these people!?! Why would they leave the wood wet, knowing full well that it will continue to rot?

Boyd has now dug out all the rotted wood and is preparing to strengthen the surrounding wood before replacing the floor…heavy sigh…

2 Responses to “Guess What’s Under There!”

  1. jeanne November 14, 2011 at 11:01 #

    Hang in there. Let’s hope this is the end of the surprises.

    • The Robinsons November 14, 2011 at 11:19 #

      Surprises are what this is all about, I think. To buy a 30 year old boat is to ‘court’ surprises…..

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