Cruising in the Sea of Cortez, I met Marilyn Oliveira and her husband Rick on Tortuga over ten years ago. She does lots of fun beading and I was so happy to get a chance to see her again at LoretoFest 2013 when we went down.
This past week, Marilyn wrote me about what a pain it is to clean around the base of the toilet on most boats. Cuts and scrapes are bad anywhere, but even more prone to infection when you get them in the toilet area. And yet you can’t just not clean!
I get so tired of injuring my hands while cleaning around the head base and hoses and hose clamps (you can buy rubber pieces that fit over the ends of hose clamps and that helps) and cleaning in all the nooks and crannies…I made a cover for it all.
Here are pictures of my design and how it fits [photo at top shows the cover in use]. I would do better next time but this was my first attempt. I closed the openings with big hooks and eyes and made two so I have one to use and one to wash.
Using a patterned material like Marilyn did will show any dirt far less than a solid color.
P.S. Defender sells those rubber pieces to go on the tails of hose clamps. See/buy them here.