Following the removal of the 230v toilet in favor of the 12v again I was left with a gap behind the toilet as I had to remove some extra wall to get the plumbing connected to the 230v one.
I made a template a week or so ago and my brothers stone firm cut and polished a cover plate out of a type of man made porcelain.
So why are there tiles missing on the lower left? Well, first of all it was an accident of removing the skirting board but then it became apparent this was a fortunate accident as I have another problem that needs fixing and these broken tiles sowed a seed to part of the solution.
The rubber sanitary hose used to take the macerated waste to the holding tank which is sold a "Smell Free" is now after only a year leaching a nasty smell in the boat and needs replacing. This was supplied by a an expert firm in the field. When questioned about this I was told that basically all flexible sanitary hose will leach smell sooner or later. This I find unacceptable and have taken it up with the supplier. In all fairness to the supplier I don't think they are to blame as they only brand that which is available elsewhere. Neither the less to be told this hose should be regarded as an item that will need replacing anywhere from a year onwards is just not on. Plumbing as far as I am concerned is a fix and forget item!
So in order to get the old hose out and new one in access has to be got. By removing the right hand bathroom cabinet:-
I was able to carefully remove 2 tiles to replace the damaged ones:-
Then using a borrowed Fein Cutter (Thanks Garth at The Boat Yard Ely) I gently cut through the board behind ensuring not to plunge any deeper needed to breakthrough because behind are plenty of services:-
So if anyone want's to buy me a pressie, a Feins Cutter will do. In case you're not sure this is what one looks like.