Change order no 420 (roughly):
Scratch the sink in the head; there is no place to put it. As I drew it up, the bottom of the sink would be right on top of the air conditioner. I could move it to the starboard side countertop but that wipes out a bank of 3 drawers. In hindsight I didn’t need it anyway....the galley sink is only 5 feet away. So, we scratch the sink, which means we don't need the sink drain thru-hull. Now we have an extra sink and seacock.
However, the hot and cold water lines have already been pulled to that location and we need a solution to the air conditioner pan drain issue. Running it into the bilge is not a good option. The new plan is to install a hand held shower and build a small sump pan with pump. The A/C pan can drain into the shower sump. A self-priming waste water pump will send shower gray water and AC water over the side at the transom.
Sea Star is Bristol Channel Cutter Hull no 76 built by Sam L Morse Shipyard in 1987. On September 13th, 2008 Hurricane Ike hit Galveston Texas damaging many of the boats in the Galveston Yacht Basin. Because I had her grossly under insured the insurance company declared her a total loss, paid me the full insured value and gave me 30 days to buy the wreck or turn over the title. Having just retired I decided to restore her and bring her back with a traditional gaff rig as Lyle Hess originally drew her. This blog is meant to document the restoration and solicit constructive critisism from other BCC and traditional pilot cutter sailors and builders.