I'm making good progress with the bilges and should be able to start painting them this weekend. My hubby's just bought a wet vacuum cleaner and it's so useful, I just wish we'd got it sooner. Last week I managed to get a mouthful of engine degreaser after sucking a pipe in an attempt to get a vacuum going to drain the dirtiest bilge. Gross! I'm watching Edward Scissorhands on TV at the moment and thinking he'd be quite handy to have around.