|Still need to fill the missing pieces|
Now that the tools are nice and organized, he decided to install manual foot pumps for our fresh and raw water. We had existing hand pumps that were beautiful and shiply, but the idea of having hold on with one hand, wash a dish with the other, all while pumping with your teeth? This was not practical unless somehow you had a third arm...so we opted to install Whaler Tiptoe II foot pumps. We had first used these when we crewed a Swan 48 from Bermuda to NY, and were sold ever since. Unlike the typical foot pumps that have a protruding lever that inevitably catches ankles, these twist and lock flush with the floor. A simple twist of the foot and they pop up ready to be used. Brilliant! I didn't like the idea of drilling 3" holes in the beautiful teak and holly floors in Mykitchen. Luckily Frank was smart enough to install these while I was at work, otherwise I really would've had a fit. They look great and utilize a space that would've otherwise been inaccessible. Though impractical, we didnt want to let go of the beautiful brass hand pumps, so in order to keep the aesthetics, we decided to leave them in place and use them as the faucets. We removed the innards of the pumps and saved them in a ziploc for future use.
|Bowsprit turning to dirt :-(|