Since we've first been aboard Splendid Isolation her V-Berth has been in questionable condition. The paint chipping off the walls, with black mold filling the crevasses. But you've got to realize, a new paint job on the interior is not nearly as important as all other necessities for travel. We spent all that time preparing for cruising, leaving the cosmetics behind. It was such a shock on the mind to open the boat back up and re-enter our rustic world that we had left behind in May. It seemed so surreal that we had lived all that time on the water, so primitive. Comforting to melt right back into the simplistic lives all humans are recommended.
Getting back to the boat yard, opening up the boat, and moving back on, showed us that this desperately needed to be taken care of. We decided it was time to refurbish our "bedroom". No sense in sleeping in such a toxic area now that we have the time and means to clean it up. We spent a few days scraping, sanding, taping off, and cleaning the v-berth. Then over the next few days, two coats of paint were laid out. We had carried with us a few pints of paint that we purchased for cheap in California. Chip, mold, and mildew proof, this was the way to go. The pictures may be out of order due to multiple camera uploads, but you'll get the point.
from the head (toilet) forward.