The bow of The Sea Shanti contains the forward head, a storage area, and the chain locker.

This is the Forward Head

Tearing out the two half-walls was easy enough – it’s just quarter inch plywood and the space was pretty empty. One thing was weird though, in the storage area when I removed the floor there was this smallish plastic tank but there were no openings or connections except a closed fill on top. This, in part, explains why when I was trying to clean, the water didn’t run back into the bilge in the way I expected. It did, mostly, eventually, but it was slow.

So naturally, I pulled it out. Problem solved….almost…

all the space around it, was termite nest. Wet. Termite. Nest.