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post #6 of Old 01-27-2009
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LOL...I understand...As for hooking up the batteries...that was a rookie mistake...and you got what you deserved IMHO, since the battery cables are color coded on most boats. Red is hard to mistake for black or yellow.

If you're working on the electrical system, shutting the proper breakers off to protect the gear would work in 99.999% of the cases, but if you're really paranoid, wire them into the high-end, hard to install/replace stuff.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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