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As long as we're owning up to doing dumb stuff...

Ever try to take apart a suspension on a car without using a spring compressor? Lots of energy in those bastards.. this particular one shot through the strut tower, through the hood, through the tin shop roof, and was eventually found a couple of hundred feet to the west in an adjacent field. Worst part? We knew better and the compressor was on the bench 10 ft away..

Or the time I was welding patches on the floor on the driver's side of my beater at the time. Completely forgetting there was insulation and carpet on the other side. Never bothered to replace the carpet and the car never smelled right after that. Again, I should've known better.

Same beater car, 2 months later - hooking up two sets of booster cables end to end to make it reach, only to realize a short while later both sets of clips in the middle were touching despite the attempt to keep them seperated. Melted the insulation off one of the sets of cables all over my engine compartment and fried the electrical system in my car.. thankfully not my friend's. Next call was to the wreckers to come pick it up. I'd had enough, and besides, the interior stunk of stale smoke.

All things that *seemed* like a good idea at the time..

While I like to think I'm past the age of doing something retarded and that I now think things through, I fully anticipate holing my own boat in some stupid manner at some point.. And at least now I'll know how to deal with it. Huzzah for plungers!
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Quick, get some of this stuff
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Quick, get some of this stuff
That stuff looks incredible. I just ordered some.
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Quick, the story is supposed to start "I have this friend who....." I have lots of imaginary friends.
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First off you are a big man for admitting such a oops, but then again I doubt if there is a single one of us who has not done the same(well may be not exactly the same) When I use to work in a mill work shop the motto was "If you can't fix it flaunt it" make it look intentional. That's why on my first boat there is a 6" access port into the galley from the cockpit. It is amazing how strong speaker magnets are and what they do to your compass - oops.
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Before you let the floor adhesive set up tight... you are SURE you only drilled through ONCE, right?
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hmmm..... that StayAfloat looks like the exact same material as a wax toilet seal.
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My thoughts exactly John, can we experiment on your boat?
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hmmm..... that StayAfloat looks like the exact same material as a wax toilet seal.
Just add about 1000% of the cost because it has anything to do with safety or boating...or both
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Before you let the floor adhesive set up tight... you are SURE you only drilled through ONCE, right?
yeah, thats the next thing i did, pull up all everything on the other side to check...

well that epoxy held from sat to yesterday so i went ahead and dropped about 10 layers of fiberglass mat over it, and i think she is gonna be fine. clever idea with the plunger. neccessity is the mother of invention... a popsicile stick... sheesh talk about pullin a mcguyver out of my arse...

lol sitting at the office yesterday was a wee bit stressful.... tough not to wonder if she was suspended by her docklines, and how long they would hold...
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