“What’s the very best, top-tip you have for doing boat renovations,” I said to my hard working husband, who is grappling with two loos right now, as I type.
Without hesitation or thought he dished up these wise-words of wisdom:
“Buy a house!”
And, here’s more…
- When taking the toilet apart, do not consume a large mug off coffee prior to the deed!
- Seek good value gear – the renovations will cost you three-times what you originally calculated. You’d better try to make some savings somewhere.
- Don’t become annoyed when the welding equipment sits on top of the loo all day!
- Really try not to get irritated when the welding equipment then sits in the shower!
- Don’t walk in bare feet after the grinder has been used.
- Spread the dust sheet carefully, that one bit of paint you drop will do it’s best to find the tiny gap! Wear shoes when painting – you’ll find out why!
- Drink vast quantities of wine or meditate (or both) – after the day’s work is done please!
- Turn up the Radio.
- Have a day off – at some point (someone gave me this tip, not sure what it means though!)
… and as with all boat work, double the time you think the work will take, triple that figure, and you’ll be about halfway to a good estimate on the time it will take to do the work! (More great boat/cruising tips here, from boat maintenance to make-up!)
More humorous (house) renovation observations, here.
What are your best (funny) tips?