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Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

HTFU- You are a sailor- you don't have problems, you have challenges.

Go stand in front of your boat with a wrench in your hand , look your boat straight in the bow chocks and quietly mutter, "Challenge accepted, friend. It's on."

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Only two problems to solve in two days. sounds like you got a good boat.
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Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

Tomorrow morning you will become aware of a much bigger problem than any you have encountered so far: you will wake up and realize, "OM flippin G it's the middle of October and it's freezing here!!"

It will take a more intense HTFU than you have exerted so far in boat ownership.

Then you will follow the advice here about making sure your trailer tires are good, hitch 'er up, and head south on I35 until everyone around you is wearing a 10 gallon hat, the weather is nice, and you see the blue water of Galveston Bay in front of you.

At that point you can thank SN once again for saving your rear end.
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You think that's bad?
Wait until you launch her.
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Friday morning I noticed that the trailer jack tire is flat.
Interesting. Most trailer jack tires are solid.

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Those aren't problems...that is called maintenance.
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Those aren't problems...that is called maintenance.
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Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

It was the jack tire, the small third tire on the tongue, I'm not sure if there's a specific name for it, that went flat. I'm just letting that go for the moment.

The wire hangar did the trick for the cockpit drains! Now I need to get a tarp over it so leaves don't collect and plug them up again.

It was completely dry on the water, and now we've had one good rain while it's on it's trailer and it's still completely dry. Good news so far.

I better go out and check on it to see if anything has broken today!
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hitch 'er up, and head south on I35 until everyone around you is wearing a 10 gallon hat, the weather is nice, and you see the blue water of Galveston Bay in front of you.
At the moment I'm enjoying the crisp temperatures and the leaves turning orange, but in February this will seem like very good advice.
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Just think how you'll feel when you have those two projects behind you, like a salty old sailor is my guess....
Dont really cconsider any of these projects. 5 minutes and a pnumatic drill for the tire. Two fingers and a trash bag for the scupper.

Do a thorough checking of boat essentials. These two things are nothing.
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