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post #3 of Old 06-07-2009
SEMIJim
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Good morning,

I should be out on the water now!
Shouldn't we all! In our case: Busted our tails getting all the much-needed yard work done yesterday (Part II of spring cleanup) with the hopes of sailing today. Maybe even racing. Well, 50% chance of rain, with increasing chance of thunderstorms as the day wears on, and winds of less than 5 kts kinda put the kibosh on that plan. Oh well...

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Break it to me gentlly. Am I going swiming?
I think you already know the answer to that one .

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I din't hit anything the last time I was out. Do these pins in the props just rust out?
They can be eaten. That's why we have sacrificial anodes. (Aka: "zincs") When's the last time you inspected yours?

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Anything else it could be?
No water under the boat?

Bad news is: The prop is keyed onto the shaft. So if nothing's happening, sounds like it's Neptune's now. Hope it wasn't an expensive one!

Good luck.

Jim
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