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PBzeer 06-12-2007 07:19 PM

And Now ... The Rest of the Story
While I may be an AFOC, I most certainly am .... an idiot. After further review and independent verification, there can be no doubt.

It seems that the "wrong" filters they gave me, weren't. It was my application of them that was wrong. Using the handily provided O-rings that came with them, I put one in the groove at the top of the filter, not realizing, I was blocking the point of entry for the fuel. As I said, there can be no doubt, I am a first class idiot.

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Freesail99 06-12-2007 07:24 PM

I think everyone of us has done a really dumb thing. Your just a braver guy by telling the truth in public :)

Gene T 06-12-2007 07:31 PM

It's considered a lesson in understanding humility.

T34C 06-12-2007 07:55 PM

PB- If it makes you feel any better, I did the exact same thing this year during my spring commissioning.:o :o

sailingdog 06-12-2007 08:16 PM

Well, at least you've learned something about it.. ;)

USCGRET1990 06-12-2007 08:28 PM

Being a retired diesel engineer, if you would just fly me to your location, I would gladly help you out...

LaPlaya 06-12-2007 09:44 PM

And by posting your woes you may save someone from pulling a pbeezer...
lol jk Education is a wonderful thing I am sure someone on here will remember what happened to you and take a second look at what they are doing and thank you for you post.

Faster 06-12-2007 09:57 PM

Good on ya for fessin' up! As long as we learn from our mistakes, and don't repeat them it's all to the good in the end.


camaraderie 06-12-2007 10:07 PM

I used those O-rings to replace the rubber bands on my braces...they work good for that!
Say what you want...they did the trick...just look at me BEFORE...

hellosailor 06-13-2007 12:07 AM

John, on behalf of Local 01 of the Professional Idiots Guild, I must take exception and ask you to retract any claim that you might be an idiot of the first class.

First of all, your name is not on the Guild books, and until a committee of Senior Idiots certifies you, no one becomes a first class idiot.

But even more important, if you were a true First Class Idiot you would not have blocked the fuel flow, you would have arranged to have the high pressure fuel pump INGEST THE O-RING, requiring extensive repairs to it or the injection system.

And even an Ordinary Idiot could figure out a way to set the whole damn boat in fire by misfitting fuel system components.

Nope, I'm afraid you won't make the Guild Lists at all this time. You're just not trying hard enough. < WEG >

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