During the winter we realized that we had some leaking cowl vents. At least one of the cowl vents were leaking and rain water and melted snow gathered inside the plastic. When the temperature dropped below freezing a crack appeared.
Since it was winter when this happened all we could do at the time was to cover it as good as possible and wait for spring. Now it is spring and it was time to fix this! In total we have three vents on deck, and we knew that one of them was leaking. The other two hadn’t caused any problem so far but we removed them as well to re-seal them.
We left the vents open for a while so that the surface towards the pipe would dry. That way the new sealing will get a better grip and hopefully last for a long time. The rest of the moist inside will be left to dry out with time. The plastic crack is something that we will fix later when the temperature in Sweden is high enough for plastic work, and right now it doesn’t look promising…
We also did some cleaning of the galley, which was dirty and has smelled old food.
After the cleaning of the galley we are one step closer to getting rid of the weird smells that we have inside the boat. Next up will be some preparations for the plastic repairs in the cockpit and final fixes for the electrical system. If you haven’t noticed already we have created a Start Here page. Here we will make it easy to overview our renovation and find information of interest.