I went looking to pull the bilge pump. The hose was easy to follow till it went under the center of the cockpit. No way to get to it without some
disassembly. There is no way the previous owner did this, so it’s made it through at least 3 new jersey winters as is. I’m not going to worry about it.
By the way, I may be wrong, but I don’t know of a reason to have so much extra hose laying in the compartment. Why not cut it to the right size?
Last, I took out the gas can. It was stored in the bin right behind this bilge pump hose. The bin is grungy from oil and gas spills and the fumes were bad. I think I’m going to put it at the rear of the cockpit and build a frame for it. I saw a picture somewhere of this, and I like the idea of putting of an explosive fuel where it can ventilate and not stink up the living quarters. HOWEVER, this may take up vital room in the cockpit.
Opinions on this would be greatly appreciated.