Stay­ing dry in the swim

Canal Boat - - Letters -

RAIN­WA­TER SNEAKS into my en­gine room, un­der plas­tic tar­pau­lin, through mask­ing tape, de­fy­ing my best ef­forts to keep it out. Af­ter four years’ mud­dling about with sev­eral failed so­lu­tions I hit upon lin­ing the swim with plas­tic sheet­ing. Works like a charm. All I have to do is gather the sheet­ing and dump the rain­wa­ter over the side. If you want to gild the lily run mask­ing tape along the seams of the hatches to cut down the amount of water that some­how gets in the bilge.

MIKE AUER

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